Musée des Beaux-Arts


Founded in 1817, the Musée des Beaux-arts of Lons-le-Saunier is located in a wing of the current city hall. Visiting this museum is a must for visitors in Lons-le-Saunier in search of a cultural heritage. The collections of the Musée des Beaux-arts of Lons-le-Saunier is divided in two sections on two levels: one with 250 sculptures based on the ground floor and dedicated in part to the sculptor Jean-Joseph Perrand, a native of Jura, who won the Grand Prix de Romein 1847.

 Jean-Joseph Perrand donated a part of his collection to the museum. However, sculptures of other French artists such as Max Claudet, Claude Dejoux are offered. The second section is a rich collection featuring masterpieces of ancient paintings based on the first floor among the best known, there is the "Le Massacre des Innocents" attributed to Pierre Breughel le Jeune, but also "Le Chasseur Allemand" or "Le Château de Chillon" among the five works exposed of the painter Gustave Courbet. Italian, Northern Europe and French schools of paintings are the most represented in the Musée des Beaux-arts of Lons-le-Saunier.


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