Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans

Orléans, France

The Musée des beaux-arts d'Orléans (the Museum of Fine Arts) was founded in 1797 and is one of France's oldest provincial museums. Its collections cover the period from the 15th to 20th centuries. The museum owns 2,000 paintings (Correggio, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Sebastiano Ricci, Diego Velázquez, Anthony ban Dyck, Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Hubert Robert, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso), 700 sculptures (Baccio Bandinelli,Auguste Rodin), more than 1,200 pieces of decorative arts, 10,000 drawings, 50,000 prints and the second largest collection of pastels in France after that in the Louvre.

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Founded: 1797
Category: Museums in France

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Wouter Imanse (3 months ago)
Very cheap and the museum was a lot bigger than expected.
Fabian Joya (7 months ago)
I was highly impressed by this museum. Lots of interesting paintings from perhaps less well-known artists, but fine art nonetheless. This is a gem of a museum!
Matthieu ALHURAISH (11 months ago)
Very interesting collection, well exposed. definitely worth a visit.
Camelia A (11 months ago)
Amazing. Spent few hours.
Marnix Kemme (15 months ago)
Packed with art. Big collection in a relatively small building. At our visit it was extremely quiet, so we could spend as much time on each piece as we wanted. There are not many museums in France (outside Paris) with such a large collection. Worth a visit when you're in Orléans
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