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The Musée de Bretagne (Museum of Brittany)

The Musée de Bretagne (Museum of Brittany) Review

Reopened in 2006 in a headquarters designed by superstar architect Christian de Portzamparc, the museum occupies a vast three-part space that it shares with the Rennes municipal library and Espaces des Sciences. Portzamparc's layout harmonizes nicely with the organization of the museum's extensive ethnographic and archeological collection, which, depicts the everyday life of Bretons from prehistoric times up to the present. There's also a space devoted to the famous Dreyfus Affair; Alfred Dreyfus, an army captain who was wrongly accused of espionage and whose case was championed by Émile Zola, was tried a second time in Rennes in 1899.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 10 cours des Allies, Rennes, 35000 | Map It
  • Phone: 02–23–40–66–00
  • Cost: €4 museum, €7 including exhibitions
  • Hours: Tues. noon–9, Wed.–Fri. noon–7, weekends 2–7
  • Website:
  • Location: Rennes
Updated: 07-16-2013

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