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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 of animals and dancers. These bronzes 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Sq. de l'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
Updated: 03-24-2013

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