Jean Cocteau spent from 1947 ,when he purchased a house until his death in 1963 at Milly la Fôret. The village ( really town) dates from medieval times and older and still has a medieval market structure standing. The house is delightful ,situated overlooking a moat and small towered building and with a large garden. Here Cocteau made some of his most renowned work and indeed some of the rooms still have their original furnishings along with many desks littered with books and artists' materials. I dream of having such a house... sigh....The top three photos are Cocteau's desk, his view over the back garden and a view of the side garden looking towards the house. The gardener was busy cleaning up the garden.
The house has also had some of the spaces converted to exhibit some of Cocteau's art work and also to show videos of some of his movies and interviews.
Cocteau also painted a small chapel known as ChapelleSainte Blaise de Simples