Josette Bournet Museum

1. The museum   2. Detail Carras, Nice, oil on wood ca. 1948   3. Self-portrait detail, oil on wood, ca. 1934  

This museum presents works by Josette Bournet, painter and ceramist born in Vichy in 1905 and died in Nice in 1962. Portraits, seascapes, still lifes, religious works and ceramics, numerous collection pieces are exhibited each year to illustrate the work of this artist in connection with the other artists of her time.


In June :

Sunday June 9 at 4 p.m. // Tribute to Josette Bournet daughter (1924-2003)

On the occasion of the inauguration of an exhibition of a selection of her pastels, drawings and sculptures (see above), Agnès and Clément Leca will evoke the life of Josette Bournet’s daughter, who was also a creator, and will give reading some of his texts. Free participation. Reservation

In July and August :

Sunday July 14 at 5 p.m. // Theater: Le Révizor

Adaptation by the Théâtre Atelier Bûle of the most famous play in the Russian repertoire: The Revizor by Nicolas Gogol, a 19th century satirical comedy, reflection on human nature and social criticism.
A small town in Russia is in uproar at the news of the incognito visit of an inspector general – a revizor – sent to investigate the abuses of the municipal administration, where corruption is the rule. The misunderstandings follow one another when a young forgetful person is mistaken for the inspector, forcing everyone to reveal their worst vices and faults. This piece is a wonderful demonstration of how fear makes us mistake bladders for lanterns.
Free participation. Reservation

Sunday August 25 at 5 p.m. // Reading : James Joyce

Dramatized readings of works by James Joyce by members of the James Joyce Museum in Saint-Gérand-le-Puy. Free participation. Reservation.

In September :

Saturday September 21 at 6 p.m. // Conference: Adrienne Monnier

To be a bookseller is to be a conduit, to have a role with authors and readers, to be the interface between the miraculous object that is the book and the knowledge it transmits, thought. It also means ensuring the link between the present and the past.
Her name is hardly known and yet at a time when women could not access certain professions, Adrienne Monnier had a dream: to become a bookseller. From 1915 to 1951, she nobly accomplished this task in a bookstore located on rue de l’Odéon. A place whose name alone sums up a true passion: “The House of Friends of Books” which will become the meeting place for All Paris literary. She will say “I opened my bookstore for the love of books, I had an extraordinary appetite for culture, I would have wanted to read everything that has been written in the world”.
Josette and Daniel Strubbe present to us this astonishing and eternal bookseller, with readings by Florine and Richard Jaillet. Free participation. Reservation.

In October :

Sunday October 6 at 4 p.m. // Presentation of the life of Jesus, with texts, songs and paintings
Extracts from the Gospels; paintings by Clément Leca; songs Marie-Elisabeth Leca; music Siméon Leca. Possibility of debate after the show. Free participation. Reservation.


Pictorial research – The years 1945-1950

After three years of exhibitions devoted to the first period of Josette Bournet’s production, the Josette Bournet Museum continues its chronological exploration of the painter’s work with an exhibition devoted to the years 1945-1950: Pictorial Research.

At the end of the war, Josette Bournet took up her brushes and explored various geometries, techniques and materials.

from april 21, 2024 to october 20, 2024

Josette Bournet girl (1924-2003) – Pastels, drawings and sculptures

One hundred years ago, on March 29, 1924, Josette Bournet gave birth to a little girl named Josette, like her mother. On the occasion of this anniversary, the Josette Bournet museum is presenting around forty works – pastels, drawings, sculptures – created by Josette Bournet as a daughter.

An evocation of his life as well as the reading of some of his texts will be offered for the inauguration of the exhibition on Sunday June 9 at 4 p.m.

from june 09, 2024 to october 20, 2024

Useful information :

Days and times :
Open from May to October :
- 2024 opening hours to consult online on the museum website, “MUSEUM” section.

Address :
Château du Bourg
229 route des Remonds
Phone number :
07 82 29 09 02

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Website :

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.22958
longitude : 3.48060