Musée des Beaux-Arts

Chartres, France

The Fine Art Museum - Musée des Beaux-Arts, is situated just behind the Chartres Cathedral. It was formerly the ancient episcopal palace from the 12th century, where the bishops of Chartres lived.

Some religious sculptures and painting from European School, and other collections of ancient and modern arts are on all year exhibition in the museum.

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Founded: 1833
Category: Museums in France

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Celine Anselme (4 months ago)
The building is superb both on the outside and inside. The collection is nice but we were hungry for more, only a quarter of the building is open, I don't know if it's like that outside the covid period, if so it's a bit light for a Fine Arts museum
Eri Yamada (8 months ago)
❌ Closed to prevent covid free. Closed on Mondays. Visited in 2019. You can see precious 13-20c artifacts made of gold and silver crystals and jewels such as relic cases, holy grails, jugs, and enamel icons.
Benjamin Gueret (12 months ago)
La visite était gratuite, le parcours très compréhensible, l'accueil très bon et les différentes oeuvre très belles
Paul Pérucaud (14 months ago)
An imperative detour during the visit of Chartres, moreover, the entry is free. A superb setting, in the middle of 17th century gardens, this 18th century building houses remarkable collections. The visit takes you from the Middle Ages to the 20th century with some major works, the "treasure" of which is undoubtedly the 12 enamels of the 12 apostles. This work was produced in the 16th century by Léonard Limosin, François Premier's appointed enamel painter.
Paul Pérucaud (14 months ago)
An imperative detour during the visit of Chartres, moreover, the entry is free. A superb setting, in the middle of 17th century gardens, this 18th century building houses remarkable collections. The visit takes you from the Middle Ages to the 20th century with some major works, the "treasure" of which is undoubtedly the 12 enamels of the 12 apostles. This work was produced in the 16th century by Léonard Limosin, François Premier's appointed enamel painter.
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