Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres

The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Chartres is located inside the buildings of the former palace of the bishops near the Cathedral of Chartres. The Musée des Beaux-Arts houses collections as exceptional as the architectural beauty of the site in which it is established. The buildings of the former episcopal palace, accessible through the gardens of the palace, date for most of the fifteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The interior of the hall,the room of "Italian" style, the chapel and the numerous staterooms reflects the beauty that remains from the twelfth century where the bishops of Chartres resided. The showrooms are organized around a horseshoe-shaped staircase. The Musée des beaux-Arts of Chartres exposes to visitors during the year in the basement a rich collection of works of art: furniture and regional archeology, sculptures and religious objects from the Middle Ages, French paintings from the sixteenth to nineteenth century of Fragonard, Boucher and Chardin and drawings.

The museum has remarkable collections of ancient and modern art including works of Arroyo,Vlaminck and Soutine, collections of African and Oceanic art and a collection ofharpsichords of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions at higher floors such as on the history of paper as in the year 2010.

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