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Musée Historique et Archéologique (History and Archaeology Museum)

  • Sq. Abbé-Desnoyers Map It
  • Orléans

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

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. One exhibit is dedicated to the life of Joan of Arc.

Sight Information


Sq. Abbé-Desnoyers, Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire, 45000, France

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Sight Details:

  • €4, includes Fine Arts Museum
  • Closed Mon.

Published 10/16/2017


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