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Musée du Hiéron

Paray-le-Monial | Beaux-Arts - Histoire
€3 - €4
Created at the initiative of the Jesuit Victor Drevon and Baron Alexis de Sarachaga the nineteenth century, the Museum of Hiero (Greek hieros, which means "sacred") is now considered the oldest museum of sacred art from France constructed as such. The work of the founders brought together at the end of the nineteenth century, a unique set of hundreds of works of art, paintings and sculptures on the theme of the Eucharist, theme related sanctuaries Paray-le -Monial (appearances of Christ to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the seventeenth century).

The main collection of the museum consists of paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from French Italian and Flemish schools, Spanish, German,. The theme of the Eucharist was then indeed very active in religious art after the Reformation and the Council of Trent. This collection draws attention by its coherence but also the formal quality and originality of some tables. Thus, it should be noted, among others, Levitation of St. Thomas of Cori, 1786 Antonio Cavallucci, colorful, Blessed Bernardo Tolomei communicant sick of the plague, XVII), Italian School and Church Interior, Hendrick Van Steinwick the Younger (1580-1649).

14:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée du Hiéron
  • Address: 13 rue de la Paix - 71600 - Paray-le-Monial - France
  • Phone: (33) 03 85 81 79 72


Boutique, Librairie


Atelier pédagogique

Getting there

  • By train : gare de Paray-le-Monial

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