Verlaine traveled a lot, yet of all the places he frequented, few are still standing. Among these few buildings, only one is still intact and accessible to the public: the Auberge du Lion d'Or in Juniville.
Located opposite the house that Verlaine rented, not far from his farm, the Auberge has now become the Verlaine Museum. In this "box on foot and on horseback", the furniture has not moved, time has stood still and the soul has remained intact. 

Much more than a simple evocation of the poet, this place which extends over 1500m² will make you revisit his life and his work thanks to a unique iconographic collection, a quality commented visit, a provision of the complete work (prose , poetry and correspondence) and, of course, to this unique atmosphere that one feels as soon as you cross the threshold. 

After your visit, you will still have to discover the 1000m² of old garden, the temporary exhibitions and the bistro.

Open from 01/11 to 31/03: Thursday and Friday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Open from 01/04 to 31/10: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. – Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

Individual guided tours 6 € | Groups 4 € (10 people) | Schools 2 € (teaching 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 set up in the village, each of them decorated with informative consoles, silhouettes, informative slides, poetry whisperers, etc. 

To go further in your walk, your knowledge of Verlaine or simply have fun with your family, ask for the game booklet “Juniville Fair Day with Verlaine” from the museum. Through its puzzles, illustrations and other anecdotes, you will learn more about the beautiful heritage of Juniville!

Game booklet available free of charge from the Verlaine Museum or to download 


Juniville is the first stage of the Rimbaud-Verlaine tourist route, 300 kilometers long and which leads to Belgium to offer a real poetic pilgrimage, evoking the wanderings of these great names in French literature. The landscapes along this route are in perfect harmony with these extraordinary characters. 
We speak French


  • History


Minimum group size: 10 people


Suitable for: All audiences


Group rate
4 €-
Group rate
2 €-
Adult rate
6 €-



  • Garden

Activities on site

  • concerts
  • Conferences
  • Guided tour
  • Guided group tours
  • Individual guided tours
From 6 € / adult


1, Rue du Pont Pâquis
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