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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Armail Lef (3 months ago)
Pleasant visit. The buildings of Bourges are exceptional. Thank you to the city for making all the museums free during this funny summer 2020. "The Sound of Things" is fun.
Thierry Plantier (4 months ago)
Nice building but the exhibits are few and not highlighted
Chihabe idine Raquib (11 months ago)
The Lallemant hotel is located in Bourges (Cher) and has kept the names of its builders, Jean Lallemant, three members of the same first name from a rich family of merchants from Germany who arrived in Bourges in the 13th century. The land where the building stands was acquired on November 6, 1467. The previous buildings were destroyed by the great Bourges fire in July 14871. The construction of the hotel took place between 1495 and 1518. The whole constitutes a remarkable example of the end of the Louis XII style and the first French Renaissance. The Lallemant Hotel is listed as a historic monument by the 1840 list.
Nicholas Jones (Nick) (13 months ago)
Worth the visit. Can be covered in 30-45 minutes but every is very inexpensive (4€ for adults). The building itself is enough to justify your time.
Alan Richoux (15 months ago)
A nice museum not very expensive. Nice staff and smiling. Must see at night when the backyard is bathed in light plays.
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