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Besançon au siècle des Lumières : le retour à l'antique

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  • © Eric.Chatelain

    The second half of the 18th century saw the development of a new artistic and literary movement in Europe based on the return to the purity of classical antique art in 1738 and Pompeii in 1748 as a reaction to Rococo art. The great archaeological discoveries of Herculaneum in 1738 and Pompeii in 1748, the writings of Johann Winckelmann (1717-1768) and the influence of the philosophers of the Enlightenment led European artists to renew their architectural and pictorial vocabulary. The architects of Bisonne, buoyed by a period of economic stability favourable to the development of urban construction, became the interpreters of this new artistic trend. Prices: €8 - €6 for students, under 18s, members of the Tourist Office (on presentation of a card), disabled people. Free for children under 12 and job seekers.


    Opening periods

    10 a.m.: Thursday 20 June 3 pm: Thursday 31 October 5 pm: Tuesday 6 August
    Thursday 06/20-from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Tuesday 08/06-from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Thursday 10/31-from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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    Free of charge0Free: for disabled people, jobseekers and children under 12.
    Basic rate8
    Special rate6Reduced rate: Students, under-18s, member associations of the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau