This elegant late seventeenth century country house, enhanced by a magnificent garden, houses the frescoes and canvases of the famous Grasse painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732, Paris 1806), his son Alexandre-évariste (Grasse 1780, Paris 1850), grandson Théophile (Paris 1806, Neuilly-sur-Seine 1876), and sister-in-law Marguerite Gérard (Grasse 1761, Paris 1837).
A painter of romantic love scenes, Jean-Honoré was commissioned by the Comtesse du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV, to paint a series of paintings for her new lodge in the Chateau of Louveciennes. Finally installed in the grand salon of our country house, today, replicas of these paintings adorn the halls of the room. In addition, in the stairwell there is an amazing trompe-l’oeil decoration, painted by Jean-Honoré Fragonard during his stay in Grasse in 1791.
The museum offers:
- Multilingual guided tours*.
- A drawing course.
- Reference books, postcards, decorative items for sale in the shop.