Designed by Clément-Marie Josso, this noted museum was opened in 1900. Inside, skylights cast their glow over a fine array of paintings, extending from the Renaissance period onward, including works by Jacopo Tintoretto, Georges de La Tour, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Gustave Courbet. To go from the sublime to the ridiculous, look for the famous late-19th-century painting of a gorilla running amok with a maiden. The main palais is closed for renovations until 2018, but the Chapelle de l'Oratoire (Place de l'Oratoire) will host temporary exhibitions of the permanent collection in the interim.
10 rue Georges-Clemenceau, Nantes, 44000, France