Musée Vivant-Denon


Originally Denon Museum of Chalon-sur-Saone, Chalon a man, Dominique-Vivant Denon, who was a writer, traveler, artist and was the first director of the Louvre and "Minister of Culture of the first Napoleon." This museum is a place where two types of collections are on display. First, the museum has a fine arts collection with many items dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Some centuries are put forward based on the origins of artistic works. Among the documents preserved in the museum is housed works by Dominique Vivant Denon itself. Thus, through many artistic creations, works, paintings and furniture, visitors are invited to discover the history of Chalon-sur-Saone and Burgundy. The other type of collection of this museum is an archaeological collection.

Indeed, the Saône is a place where many remains were discovered. By dredging and underwater excavations, many elements of Roman, medieval or otherwise were found. Thus, the museum is a place that can preserve and restore its objects, while making them accessible to visitors through a well thought out staging.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel Saint Jean

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Hôtel Saint-Georges

  • Chalon-sur-saone
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