Museum of Fine Art : Michelin's recommendations
The museum is housed in the east wing of the Palais des États. Visitors can discover the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy and, in particular, the remarkable ducal kitchens, dating from 1435, with their arched windows and six vast fireplaces. The collections are equally remarkable and make this museum one of the finest in France. Among the masterpieces in the museum are The Nativity by the Master of Flémalle, the former Guards' Room containing art treasures from the Champmol charterhouse, the admirable tomb of Philip the Bold, the work of Jean de Marville, Claus Sluter and Claus de Werve, the tomb of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria by Jean de la Huerta, the two 14C altar pieces by Jacques de Baerze, the Crucifixion altar piece with its famous paintings by Broederlam, and the Saints and Martyrs altar piece and also Italian, German, Swiss and Flemish paintings. However, in addition to medieval art, there are also animal sculptures by François Pompon, paintings by Georges de La Tour (a remarkable chiaroscuro), romantic studies (Géricault, Delacroix, Victor Hugo), Symbolist paintings (Moreau, Redon) leading to works by the Barbizon School and the Impressionists (Monet, Sisley...) and early 20C sculpture, represented by Rodin, Maillol and Bourdelle. Contemporary art has not been forgotten, with notable works by Arpad Szenes, Vieira da Silva and Nicolas De Staël... An unforgettable visit.
Opening hours :
- May-Oct: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm
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