La Mairie Musée

Municipal museum

The Town Hall-Museum presents works by painters who lived in the village. Today, it has more than 200 works of art, paintings, engravings, lithographs, drawings and sculptures.

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Rue du Général de Gaulle
77780 Bourron-Marlotte

01 64 45 58 50

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In 1906, Charles Moreau-Vauthier, painter, artist, intellectual, creator of the famous association of the Friends of the Fontainebleau Forest, was at the origin of this museum. Writer and art critic, he proposed to all the artists to donate one or more art pieces to the town hall in order to create this museum. This happy custom is still respected today, which allows us to admire the works of contemporary artists.

At the time, Bourron-Marlotte had the same artistic fever as Barbizon. We meet Auguste Renoir, who owns a house there, Sisley, who comes as a neighbour of Moret to paint the streets of Marlotte, It was also the time when an art earthenware factory was created, where the famous barbotines were made.
We met Auguste Renoir and Sisley.

Thus you will discover works by Auguste Allongé, Eugène Cicéri, Charles Delort, Arthur Héseltine or Armand Point.

You will be able to discover very original paintings and sculptures. In the boardroom, a huge painting by Henri Lehmann (1814-1882 students of Ingres) entitled "The Daughter of Jephthah" is enthroned. It belonged to the Duke of Orléans and was classified as a historic monument in 2006 because of the importance of its testimony of religious history in the 19th century. Also worth mentioning superb art pieces by Armand Point ( " La fillette aux Liserons"), furniture....