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Musée des Beaux-Arts

Musée des Beaux-Arts Review

St-Lô's art museum, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, is the perfect French provincial museum. Its halls are airy, seldom busy, not too big, yet full of varied exhibits—including an unexpected masterpiece: Gombault et Macée, a set of nine silk-and-wool tapestries woven in Bruges around 1600 relating a tale about a shepherd couple, exquisitely showcased in a special circular room. Other highlights include brash modern tapestries by Jean Lurçat; paintings by Corot, Boudin, and Géricault; court miniatures by Daniel Saint (1778–1847); and the Art Deco pictures of Slovenian-born Jaro Hilbert (1897–1995), inspired by ancient Egypt. Photographs, models, and documents evoke St-Lô's wartime devastation.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Centre Culturel, Pl. du Champ-de-Mars, St-Lô, 50000
  • Phone: 02–33–72–52–55
  • Cost: €2.75
  • Hours: Wed.–Sun. 2–6
  • Location: St-Lô
Updated: 03-25-2013

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