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The house-Museum of Ivan Turgenev: photos, description (Musee Tourgueniev)

The house-Museum of Turgenev, near Paris, at Bougival on the street, which is called the street of Ivan Turgenev. In a picturesque location on the banks of the Seine, the great Russian writer bought in 1874, the manor - house and Park of eight hectares. On a small two-story Villa he lived with his beloved Pauline Viardot family, and for yourself Turgenev built elegant Chalet, in which architecture successfully combined Swiss and Russian styles. He called it "Le Freinet" - "the Ash trees", because there had been many ash trees.

Here in "Ash", Turgenev lived in recent years, here he wrote the greatest of his novel "virgin soil" (the populists) and "Poems in prose" (with the famous "you alone are my support, o great, mighty, truthful and free Russian language!"), translated Poberovskii "the Temptation of St. Anthony" is suffering from cancer and died in 1883. Here began his last journey on the St. Petersburg Volkov cemetery.

"Ash" at the time, was a real center of creative thought - to the Turgenev and Viardot came Zola, Flaubert, Maupassant, Daudet, Sologub, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Saint-saëns, fauré. Talked, read and discussed literary releases. "We enthusiastically read Your book, "an Education", wrote Turgenev to Flaubert sick. - We have heat. We have a good fire."

A meticulously restored fireplace in the office on the second floor - all the same. Everything here is authentic - table of the writer, busts of Beethoven and Pushkin, a bookcase. The wardrobe of the era of Emperor Napoleon III- exhibit the world exhibition of 1867, Turgenev im very proud of it. The bedroom of the writer of the restored pattern daughter Viardot - Claudie, shamrov came.

The permanent exhibitions in the rooms of the first floor tells about the life of Turgenev in Russia and Europe, on Pauline Viardot and her sister, Maria Malibran (a talented singer who died tragically). Includes letters by Ivan Sergeevich French writers, first editions of his works, paintings, engravings, sculptures of the time, and a square piano from Baden-Baden is a rare instrument that belonged to Turgenev.

A private Museum created by an organization of enthusiasts of the "Association of friends of Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot and Maria Malibran". Open from April to October, visitors come here by appointment.