Brittany Sights

Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts)

  • 10 rue Georges-Clemenceau Map It
  • Nantes

Published 06/25/2015

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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 the end of 2016, but the Chapelle de l'Oratoire (on Place de l'Oratoire) hosts 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; /02–51–17–45–00

Sight Details:

  • €2 (free Thurs. after 6 and the 1st Sun. of each month, except July and Aug.)
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–6, Thurs. 10–8

Published 06/25/2015


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