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Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts)

  • 10 rue Georges-Clemenceau Map It
  • Nantes

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Designed by Clément-Marie Josso, this noted museum was opened in 1900. Inside, skylights cast their glow over a fine array of paintings, 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 currently closed for renovations, but the Chapelle de l'Oratoire (on Place de l'Oratoire) hosts temporary exhibitions of the permanent collection in the interim.

Sight Information


10 rue Georges-Clemenceau, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, 44000, France

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/02–51–17–45–00-for museum; /02–51–17–45–00

Sight Details:

  • €2 (free Thurs. after 6, and 1st Sun. of the month Sept.–June)
  • Closed Tues.

Published 10/16/2017


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