Fine Arts Museum

Museums & temporary exhibitions

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Look around - you are in an ancient 17th century abbey, in the midst of one of Europe’s richest collections, with works by some of the world’s greatest artists, from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

With 70 rooms covering 7,000 m², the Museum of Fine Arts in the Palais Saint Pierre is the largest Fine Arts museum in France after the Louvre. It contains sculptures and paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, collections of Egyptian art, oriental art, art objects, coins, etc. Madame Delubac left her collections to the museum in 1997.
The museum is ranked first among France's regional museums and fifth among France's museums.
It was created in 1803 in a former twelfth century Benedictine convent by François Royer de la Valfenière. After restoration works by Philippe-Charles Dubois, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Gabriel Mortamet that began in 1989, the current museum was inaugurated in March 1998.
Thomas Blanchet (1614-1689) created the baroque statues in the Refectory and on the main stairway.

There is a tea room - restaurant with a pleasant terrace looking out onto the garden.


Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am to 6 pm.
(10:30 am on Friday).

Except bank holidays.

Closed from 22nd may  till 3rd May 2024. 


+33 4 72 10 17 40

Fine Arts Museum