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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes

Nîmes | Beaux-Arts
Free Admission
The Museum of Fine Arts in Nîmes is a museum founded in the early nineteenth century.

The museum, founded in 1821 in the Maison Carree, while houses mainly Roman and ancient as well as some contemporary works and old paintings. The space became too small, an architectural competition was organized in 1902 for the construction of a new building. The architect Max Raphel who wins. Work began in 1903 and ended in 1907.

The original collection gathered in 1824, private collections then enrich it, as the legacy of Robert Gower in 1869, or that of Charles Tur in 1948 and those of artists and art lovers.

The chronological journey to discover the works of the Italian schools of the fourteenth to the eighteenth century (Giambono, Bassano, Preti); North sixteenth to the eighteenth century (Bramer, Rubens, De Heem, Both, Pynacker) and French from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century (Chaperon, Reynaud Levieux, Boucher, De Troy, Natoire, Sigalon, Delaroche).

Now the last room of the exhibition is devoted to landscape painters of Provence, from the mid-nineteenth century.

10:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes
  • Address: Rue Cité-Foulc - 30000 - Nîmes - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 66 28 18 32


Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n° 2, 3, A, B, C (Briçonnet, Beaux-Arts)

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