Born in 1861 in Banyuls, Aristide Maillol moved to Paris at the age of 20 to study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris, under the direction of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle.
His first works, tapestries, were made in Banyuls under the influence of contemporaries such as Pierre Puvis de Chanvannes and Paul Gauguin.
The sculptures of female bodies with generous curves which have earned him his great success, and which are considered as heralds of works such as those of Henry Moore, or Alberto Giacometti, did not see the light of day until the artist turned 40.
Died in 1944, he rests in the garden of his house "La Métairie" in Banyuls where he lived from 1910 in the calm of the Roume Valley. This house has now become a museum open to the public. There is his tomb, adorned with the statue "The Mediterranean" , but also ceramics, bronzes, paintings ...We also discover his workshop and within its walls, finally his daily life, which allows to better understand his path and his work.
- From October 1 to April 30: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays and public holidays)
- From May 2 to September 30: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (closed on Mondays and public holidays)
- Excluding temporary exhibitions: € 5
- Reduced price - children, students, group: € 4
- During temporary exhibitions: € 7
- Reduced price - children, students, group: € 5