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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Fiona Charonnat (2 years ago)
Have been meaning to visit this lical museum with 20+ years and finally did it. It is a beautifully preserved building just beside the cathedrale with impressive entrance hall and stairs, reception room and chapel. The art exhibition is interesting to see if not spectacular. We passed a very pleasant hour discovering the museum. Entrance fee is very reasonable.
Dj Backtobasix (2 years ago)
Rodin exhibition: a bronze copy of "the cathedral", that's all. Only 3 ground floor rooms open. The rest of the building is not accessible to the public. Closing announced at 6 p.m., at 5:30 p.m., after 10min of visit (the tour is quickly done), we entered the painting room, the staff came to close the shutters and turn off the lights under our noses while we were contemplating a work . Obliged to finish the visit in the light of our telephones... Special. There are much better ways to spend $6.
Anaïs Bortolussi (2 years ago)
I did not particularly appreciate the permanent collection. On the other hand, the temporary exhibition on mammoths was very instructive, impressive and with an effective scenography. An exhibition related to Rodin is planned from July 2!
Julia Emahiser (2 years ago)
Not a big selection and very old fashioned but free….with creaky floors and everything!
Mari Makodzeba (2 years ago)
Good museum. But Needs Repair. Interesting exposition with a mammoth. Entrance ticket 6 euros. Beautiful and flowering facade. If you have time, you can visit.
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