Musee Des Beaux-arts De NantesCurrently Closed
Also known as Fine Arts Museum of Nantes, is an art museum, built in 1801. It holds some of the finest piece of French paintings in its sumptuous gallery. Along with these paintings, you also get to see other artworks made by Georges de la Tour, Chagall, Monet, Picasso and Kandinsky as well. However, the museum was closed for renovation since 2011 and was recently reopened in 2013.
At present, the museum organizes activities like meditation classes for both children and adults who comes to visit the museum.
- Nocturnes and other appointments often get free entry and sometimes paying.
- Free admission is applicable for – young people (under 18years of age); job seekers; beneficiaries of Carte Blanche; RSA recipients of the annual pass subscribers of the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes and pass inter-museum of Nantes; the school groups; academic and socio-educational and accompanying students and art history professors and letters optionarts from the University of Nantes and Graduate School of Fine Arts in Nantes Métropole; the cardholders 80% disability (free for accompanying); friends of the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes (SAMBA); journalists; travel guides and holders of passports issued by the Loire-Atlantique UDOTSI; the ICOM card holders or CIMAM card and the City staff in the city of Nantes; the Ministry of Culture; organized and controlled national museums.
- Free admission is also there in the first Sunday of the month (except July and August) and Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm.
- The Museum Pass is available. It allow you to get free entry to the museum for 1 year of access to privileged visits.
- Advance reservation is required for group tour.
- Admission to the museum for all school is for free.
- Guided tour Primary schools is free for metropolitan class.
- Person accompanying the disabled individual gets free admission.
- Free and compulsory changing rooms for backpacks and umbrellas (possibility of leaving his coat, bulky items, etc.)
- Folding seats available.
- For people with reduced mobility, an armchair rolling is available.
- Reduced price: € 1
- Guided tours Primary Schools: € 35 for non-metropolitan class
- Guided tours Secondary Schools: € 25 (for a metropolitan class), € 35 (for a non-metropolitan class)
- For disabled: € 1 (entry to the museum per person, of Nantes or not)
Activities fees (excluding entrance fee of the museum)
- Adults: € 4 (full price), € 2.40 (Concessions)
- Children: € 3 (Metro), € 6 (Non- Metropolitan)
For Adult groups:
- € 1 (for group of at least 15 people )
- Meditation + Entry fee to the museum: € 65 (for Metropolitan group), € 88 (for a group not Metropolitan)
For Young Audience group:
- For meditation: € 65 ( for a metropolitan group), € 88 (for a non-metropolitan group)
- Leisure Centre – Mediation: € 25 (for a metropolitan group), € 35(for a non-metropolitan Group)
- Meditation + entry fee of the museum: € 65 ( for a metropolitan group), € 88 (for a non-metropolitan group)
- Bus lines 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, get off at the stop or Trebuchet Foch Cathedral stop.
- Busway line 4, get off at the stop Foch Cathedral
- Tram Line 1, get off when stationary Duchess Anne Castle
- Bicloo - Station 62
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95% of people who visit Nantes include Musee Des Beaux-arts De Nantes in their plan
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Wonderful exhibit. I came early so as to avoid a crowd - but there was none. A collection with ample breadth. Some wonderful large format works and great contemporary pieces. I enjoy The Masters and the museum did not disappoint.
A top notch museum with international artists. The staff are helpful, but be careful that you don't get lost! It is a bit of a maze.
The best museum in Nantes. Very good collection of paintings and sculptures. Only thing was all the explanations will be in French so the international tourist will feel little tough to understand but thanks for google translate app features.
Loved this gallery with its eclectic mix of renowned French and International artists; and artworks spanning the Centuries. There are Rodin sculptures and paintings by Monet alongside local and regional artists who capture the history and culture of the region. There are also religious works of significance, including Gustave Dore's 'Christ on the steps of the Praetorium', showing our Lord condemned by Pilate, with Simon carrying the cross. The Gallery also houses temporary exhibitions. The entrance fee of 8 Euros was good value. Note that only some descriptions by the artworks are in English as well as French, but by no means all. I visited for just over an hour, but could have stayed longer. Lockers of a very generous size are located at basement level are provided for luggage. Within easy walking distance of Gare de Nantes (main railway station) and the Botanical Gardens, also well worth a visit.
The current exposition (James Turrell) is definitely worth a look! Especially for the reduced ticket price of only 2 euros when the rest of the museum is closed.