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Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts)

  • 10 rue Georges-Clemenceau Map It
  • Nantes

Updated 04/07/2014

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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.

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10 rue Georges-Clemenceau, Nantes, 44000, France

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/02–51–17–45–00-Museum; /02–51–17–45–42-Chapelle

Sight Details:

  • €2 (free Thu. from 6–7, Jul.–Aug.; Sun. Sep.–Jun.)
  • Jul.–Aug., daily 10–7; Sep.–Jun., Wed.–Mon., 10–6, Thurs. until 8

Updated 04/07/2014


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