*COVID-19 Special measures*
The measures above cancel and replace the usual informations
- The museum is closed on mornings and opened on afternoons on appointment.
- Visit of 10 people maximum
- Mandatory mask
- Guided tour and signposted route in the museum
- Open bistro with social distancing
- Installation of tables in the garden (for bistro)
- Setting up the rental of the rosalies (by reservation only) for the Interpretation Trail.
Verlaine traveled a lot, yet, of all the places he frequented, very few are still standing. Among those few buildings, only one is still intact and accessible to the public: the Auberge du Lion d'Or (the Golden Lion's Inn) in Juniville.
Located in front of the house Verlaine used to rent, not far from his farm, the inn has become the Verlaine Museum today. In this accommodation "for walkers and riders", the furniture has not moved: time has stopped and the soul remained intact.
More than just a simple reminder of the poet, this 1500m² place will make you revisit his life and work thanks to a unique iconographic collection, a quality commented visit, the provision of his complete works (prose, poetry and letters) and, of course, the particular atmosphere we can feel as we walk in.
After your visit, you'll still have to discover the 1000m² old garden, the temporary exhibitions and the pub.From 1st November to 31st March, Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm or the morning on appointment
From 1st April to 31st October, Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm or the morning on appointment
Commented visits: Individuals 6 €, Groups 4 € (10 people), Schools 2€ educational booklets on request).
Departing from the Verlaine Museum, the Juniville interpretation trail invites you to discover the heritage of Juniville by walking in the footsteps of Paul Verlaine while retracing the life and work of the poet. 9 viewpoints have been created in the village, each of them with informative consoles, silhouettes, informative slides or poems whisperers.
To go further in your stroll, your knowledge of Verlaine or simply have fun with your family, ask for the booklet "Fair day in Juniville with Verlaine" at the museum. Through its riddles, illustrations and anecdotes, you will learn more about the beautiful heritage of Juniville!
Booklet available for free at the Verlaine Museum
Juniville is the first stop on the 300-kilometer Rimbaud-Verlaine tourist route that leads to Belgium and offers a true poetic pilgrimage, evoking the wanderings of these great names of the French literature. The landscapes along this route are in perfect harmony with these unusual characters.