Fodor's Expert Review École Nationale des Beaux-Arts

St-Germain-des-Pres Educational Institution

Occupying three large mansions near the Seine, the national fine arts school—today the breeding ground for painters, sculptors, and architects—was once the site of a convent founded in 1608 by Marguerite de Valois, the first wife of Henri IV. After the Revolution the convent was turned into a museum for works of art salvaged from buildings attacked by the rampaging French mobs. In 1816 the museum was turned into a school. Today its peaceful courtyards host contemporary installations and exhibits.

Educational Institution

Quick Facts

14 rue Bonaparte
Paris, Île-de-France  75006, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €7.50, Free, Closed weekends , There are occasional temporary exhibits. Public access to the school is limited

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