JEAN COCTEAU MUSEUM
Visit the Jean Cocteau Museum - the Bastion, located on the seafront of Menton.
The Jean Cocteau Museum (Séverin Wunderman collection) was affected in October 2018 by flooding after a storm.
To date it is still closed, no reopening planned.
Find all the information on the Bastion and the exhibition of the moment.
While waiting for its reopening, we present you in a few lines this magnificent museum.
Séverin Wunderman Collection
Each year, a renewed display of the museum's collections allows the plural genius of Jean Cocteau to be reflected.
The reading of his work, eminently complex and of a considerable richness of thought and expression.
It can only be conceived by taking its source in the poetic inspiration of the artist.
This fourth tour, since the opening of the museum in November 2011, offers a cross-section of these worlds in which he evolves.
The obsession with right and wrong and the figure of the double are omnipresent in his work.
They represent the Ariadne's thread of a totally mastered thought, inscribed in the globality of the creative act.
This tour is an opportunity for the Musée Jean Cocteau to draw on the wealth of current scientific research on the artist's work. It is thus inspired by the book by David Gullentops and Ann Van Sevenant, "Les Mondes de Jean Cocteau", Non Lieu, Paris, 2012.
Exhibition of the Musée Cocteau
The hanging of the collections around the "Universe of Jean Cocteau" was accompanied by the exhibition "Jean Cocteau, passeur de lumière".
This exhibition was conceived by Sandra Blachon and Juliette Philippe with the participation of Christian Rolot, Audrey Garcia and Pierre Caizergues from the University of Montpellier III, custodian of an important "Cocteau collection".
Pascale Lyautey from the Maison de Jean Cocteau in Milly la Forêt and Ioannis Kontaxopoulos also take part in this joint work.
Closure of the Cocteau Museum in Menton
The museum of Menton is currently closed for works due to bad weather.
If you wish to be informed of their reopening thank you to inform us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will send you an email, as soon as they open.
In the meantime we suggest you visit the Bastion de Cocteau located opposite the Museum
Le Bastion de Cocteau open
In 1957, while the poet was working on the decorations for the wedding hall, Mayor Palmero suggested to Cocteau that Menton should have "a museum of his works, in the Bastion which ends the dyke between the port and the promenade".
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