The Museum of Decorative Arts

Bourges, France

The Museum of Decorative Arts has been housed in the Hôtel Lallemant since 1951. Its boasts collections of French and Dutch furniture, including a rare carved, engraved ebony cabinet, inlaid and japanned furniture, a set of 16th and 17th century tapestries, as well as items in faïence, enamels, ivories, glasswork, clocks, miniature furniture made by master craftsmen.

Flemish, Italian and French paintings lend an intimate atmosphere to this display. One can notice masterpieces of the 17th century: a cabaret scene by N. Tournier, an allegory by S. Vouet and a religious painting attributed to Nicolas Poussin.



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Founded: 1951
Category: Museums in France

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Xavier LEMARCHAND (2 years ago)
Beautiful area. Less known than the Palais Jacques Coeur but not to be missed.
P Don (2 years ago)
Only seen externally and in the evening, when the projection of animated images brings it to life, beautiful building that houses a museum, central location
Didier LAOUENAN (2 years ago)
Open and free museum, not all the rooms are open but it remains interesting to visit for a dive in time I recommend this place if you are passing through Bourges
Thierry Alarcon (2 years ago)
Great visit and very good help from the staff
Catherine Burosse (3 years ago)
Small but very interesting. Very beautiful sculptures on the facade and very interesting furniture and paintings. It should all the less be missed in Bourges as the visit is not very long
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