Musée Historique et Archéologique (History and Archeology Museum)
Musée Historique et Archéologique (History and Archeology Museum) Review
Housed in the Hôtel Cabu, a Renaissance mansion restored after World War II, the Musée Historique et Archéologique contains works of both "fine" and "popular" art connected with the town's past, including a remarkable collection of pagan bronzes depicting animals and dancers. These were hidden from zealous Christian missionaries in the fourth century and discovered in a sandpit near St-Benoît in 1861. An exposition is dedicated to the life of Jeanne d'Arc.
- Address: Sq. Abbé-Desnoyers, Orléans, 45000
- Phone: /02–38–79–25–60
- Cost: €4, joint ticket with Fine Arts Museum
- Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9:30–12:00 and 1:30–5:45, Sun. 2–6
- Location: Orléans