Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie de Besançon

MUSEUM OF ARTS and archeology

After a four-year closing to carry out renovation work, the Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology has reopened its doors in the heart of the city.
The expanded spaces, new showcasing of two existing architectures (Pierre Marnotte, 1842 and Louis Miquel, 1970) and importance given to incoming daylight by the firm Architectures A. Scaranello, offer visitors the opportunity to truly rediscover the site and its collections.
Most striking upon entering the museum is the unique architecture, which combines a granary built in the nineteenth century with a crude concrete structure, evocative of the "museum of unlimited growth" concept invented by Le Corbusier. The two architectures interact, echoing the archaeology and fine arts collections, respectively.
Part of the French and international cultural landscape, the oldest public collection in France, born in 1694, can take pride in the breadth and depth of its collections. In addition to the international renown of its European graphic arts collection (more than 6,000 drawings), it also boasts significant archaeological holdings (Egyptian, Mediterranean and regional collections), numerous sculptures, ceramics, goldsmiths’ pieces and an exceptional collection of paintings representative of the main currents of Western art history from the end of the 15th to the 20th century.
Concurrent to this, a contemporary art route, highlighting a form less present in the museum's collections, elicits thoughts about fine arts and archaeology. ”
Let yourself be surprised by the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology in Besançon, one of the most unusual museums in France. ”

  • Disabled access : Yes

1 place de la Révolution
25000 BESANCON
TELEPHONE 1 : 03 81 87 80 67
Fax: 03 81 80 06 53

Dates et horaires

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Days closed : Tuesday

Annual closure : Réouverture du musée en novembre 2018.

Practical information

Theme : Fine Arts

Guided tours : Yes

Audio-guided tours : No

Free visit : Yes

Guided tours for school parties : Booking required

Location

Besançon and surroundings, Doubs, Loue and Dessoubre Valleys, Besançon Loue Lison, Doubs, Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Prices

  Min Max
Highest price 8 €
Lowest price 4 €
Special price for families 45 €

Détail critères prix mini/maxi : 4:/8

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