Musée des Beaux-Arts

The Musée des Beaux-Arts or Fine Art museum, was founded in 1801 by Bonaparte to house a large collection of work of art coming from the collections of the former King and war loot. Today, the museum des Beaux-Arts displays a great collection of the main western artistic movements from Renaissance to our days. These collections include paintings, sculptures and drawings and are housed in the south wing of Rohan Palace, the actual Town Hall.

Temporary exhibitions are regularly displayed inside the museum or in the Galerie des Beaux-Arts located opposite the musuem. The main artworks are dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries by artist such as Pérugin, Brueghel de Velours, Pierre de Cortone, Van Dick, Van Goyen, Rubens, Chardin, Magnasco, Corot, Delacroix, Matisse, Kokoschka together with local artists such as Odilon Redon, Albert Marquet and André Lhote. Dutch painting is well represented here.

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