The most ambitious project of The Friends of the Grenouillère is the gradual rehabilitation of the Grenouillere establishment in its initial location on the Grenouillère Island, in order to permanently preserve this heritage and to enliven it with seasonal tourist activities and major cultural events.
In 1996,the Croissy municipality assigned to the association the role of "assistant works project manager" to carry out a feasibility study on reconstructing this classified site.
Since then the progressive reconstruction of the site has been undertaken; the exact location has been identified with a gateway and wellcoming sign, whilst the first rows of an open theatre facing the Seine are currently underway and the circular "camembert" has been reconstructed.
Still to be completed are the two landing stages, one fixed on the Croissy side to ferry people across, the other moveable on the Marly arm of the island for summer boating events.
Finally, depending on authorisations, financing and seasonal use depending on expected demand, will be the reconstruction of a floating music-hall café.
The Museum of the Grenouillere
Since 1998, the association assures the management and the animation of the Museum of the Grenouillere :
- reception of the public all year long
-Constitution and enrichment of the collection ADG (Les Amis de la Grenouillère) concerning the Grenouillere and the heritage of banks of the Seine engravings, paintings, objects.
- Organization of exhibitions
The Grenouillere party
Every year in June, the association of the Friends Of the Grenouillere organizes in partnership with the city hall of Croissy " the Grenouillere Party" which makes relive the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque.
This day on the theme of the impressionists is livened up in particular by a merry rural lunch, an apéritif Muscadet wine, a popular dance, competition of paint and costumes and many other different animations every year.
Everything is there to assure good-humored moment in an atmosphere open-air dance hall: compulsory boaters!
The association proposes every year a course of lectures with projection of slides on the art and the literature of the XIXth century or still on the famous personalities having lived in the region:
* " Le patrimoine des guinguettes"- "Ils ont habité nos villages" : Georges Bizet, Joséphine de Beauharnais, Mme Vigée-Lebrun...
* "Les écrivains des bords de Seine": Flaubert, Dumas, Maupassant...
* "Les peintres des bords de Seine" : Manet, Monet, Morisot, Sisley, Renoir, Pissarro...