Claude François' House / Dannemois Mill

Dannemois

Claude François' House / Dannemois Mill

In 1964, the famous singer Claude François, who is looking for a peaceful place to rest, discovers a water mill of the 12th century in the pretty village of Dannemois.

Claude François quickly named his house "The Mill". He spent 14 years making this house the magical place he always dreamed of and a festive rendezvous for his celebrity friends. Faithful to Dannemois, he lived there until his death in 1978 and was buried in the village's cemetery where his fans can pay tribute to him.

Since 1998, The Mill is shining again thanks to Mr and Mrs Lescure, a couple of bakers, who bought it to make museum. The owners decided to reconstitute this "Farm of Happiness" identically as it was when Claude François lived here. The museum's collection is regularly expanded where you will discover his costumes, some touring objects, his bedroom and bathroom. There is a also a restaurant where you can eat and sometimes enjoy a singing and dancing show. The gift shop will allow you to buy some souvenirs of this magical visit.

A tea room is also at your disposal to wait for the next visit, as well as a giant screen showing the most beautiful shows of Claude François.
  • French
  • Mental disability Site, building partially accessible

Position

Opening times

Every day throughout the year.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Prices

Prices

Adult: 15 €
Child: 7 €
Disabled: 12 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years.

Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment