Housed in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, Musee des Beaux- Arts is one of the oldest museums in France. Founded in 1787, the Age of Enlightenment, the museum incorporates the collections of Francois Devosge. His collections have found a space in the museum ever since 1787. What makes Musee des Beaux-Arts a world famous museum is its range of encyclopaedic collections, which vary from Egyptian art to the 20th century. Inside the museum, you will find:
- Art objects and other items of antiquity
The museum houses two rooms:
- The Statues Room – meant to house sculptures.
- Salon Conde – room devoted to paintings and it celebrates the glory of the Condes, governors of Burgundy.
The attractions of museum are:
- The remains of Court of Dukes of Burgundy featuring the famous tombs of Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria.
- Egyptian antiquities
- Roman art from Switzerland and Germany
- Famous works from the Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries
- Works of the Sculptor Pompon
- Modern art
- Works representing the school of Paris
Apart from the attractions, you can also spend time in:
- Museum library: It holds around 18,000 volumes and a documentary collection about the history of art.
- Bookshop boutique: You can find books related to the collections inside.
- Graphic arts office: It houses fragile items such as drawings, engravings, pastels, gouaches and miniatures. But this room is open only for researchers.
Musee Des Beaux - Arts De Dijon Travel Tips
- Pet dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the museum.
- It is forbidden to smoke, drink and eat in the museum.
- The visitors are advised to use camera without the use of flash.
Entrance Ticket Details For Musee Des Beaux - Arts De Dijon
- Guided tour : 6€
- Concert show : 6€
- Work shop ( per session) : 6€
How to Reach Musee Des Beaux - Arts De Dijon
- Court Bar entrance to the Palace of Burgundy States access by Rameau Street, the square of the Dukes, the court of honour.
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