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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Baron Gérard

Bayeux | Archéologie - Arts décoratifs - Beaux-Arts - Histoire
Price
€4 - €7
Presentation
The Baron Gerard Museum of Art and History is the main museum of the city of Bayeux in Normandy. Housed in the former bishop's palace next to the cathedral, it has collections of paintings, archeology, furniture and porcelain and lace Bayeux. Founded in 1793, it bears the name since 1951 Henri-Alexandre Gérard, Member of Bayeux and a great patron of the museum.

Created during the French Revolution in 1793, the Museum of Bayeux in 1899 has a significant donation of Henri-Alexandre Gerard, nephew of the painter François Gérard, official portrait of Napoleon I and First Painter to the King under Louis XVIII, which is a hand important fund nineteenth century museum with works of Antoine-Jean Gros, Gerard himself and Jacques-Louis David.

The museum has a rich collection of porcelain Bayeux, which reflects the activity of the manufacture of Bayeux, founded in 1812 and closed in 1951 Also in the nineteenth century, the city became one of the most important centers lace Europe and the museum has a wide range of antique lace.
Hours

14:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Baron Gérard
  • Address: 37 rue du Bienvenu - 14400 - Bayeux - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 31 92 14 21

Getting there

  • By train : gare de Bayeux
  • By car : A13, A84, puis N13
  • By plane : aéroport de Caen-Carpiquet

Clément Paris

12/08/2014