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The Loire Valley Sights

Musée Historique et Archéologique (History and Archaeology Museum)

  • Sq. Abbé-Desnoyers Map It
  • Orléans

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Housed in the Hôtel Cabu, a Renaissance mansion restored after World War II, this history and archaeology museum 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 4th century and discovered in a sandpit near St-Benoît in 1861. An exposition is dedicated to the life of Jeanne d'Arc.

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Sq. Abbé-Desnoyers, Orléans, 45000, France

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Sight Details:

  • €4, joint ticket with Fine Arts Museum
  • Tues.–Fri. 1:30–5:45 (Joan of Arc and French-Roman rooms only), Sat. 9:30–noon and 1:30–5:45, Sun. 2–6


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