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Musée de l'Abbaye

Saint-Claude | Archeology - Fine Arts - Modern and Contemporary Art
€4 - €6
Collection consists of works donated by artists Bardone Guy and René Genis. This collection consists of own works of these two artists and 260 works of the twentieth century French figurative painting twenties to eighties around Dufy, the Nabis, post-cubist, "first" and "second" School of Paris and young figurative painting fifty years.
Two thirds of the collection gather works of graphic art very interesting (lithographs, etchings, engravings, drawings by modern artists such as Picasso, Degas, Villon, Morandi, Gray, Bores, Redon etc.). A third of the collection consists of paintings. Pierre Bonnard is well represented in the collection with thirty pieces (paintings and drawings)

The basement of the former Abbey Palace houses the most important archaeological remains of abbey of Saint-Claude known to date. Exceptional testimony to an ancient history, research have revealed two medieval chapels along a long gallery which connected the different churches together. One of the chapels of the late Middle Ages, preserves a remarkable set of murals. The museum of Saint-Claude offers visitors the opportunity to discover this small parcel of the monastery restored under the aegis of Historical Monuments. These sites also host a presentation of the history "Jura monasteries," which are among the oldest in France.

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée de l'Abbaye
  • Address: 3 place de l'abbaye - 39200 - Saint-Claude - France
  • Phone: (33) 03 84 38 12 60




Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier, Conférence, Concert

Getting there

  • By train : Gare de Bourg-en-Bresse
  • By plane : aéroport de Lyon St-Exupéry , aéroport de Coitrin

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