Sur les pas de Gustave Courbet

In the autumn of 1837, Gustave Courbet left Ornans to become a boarder at the Collège Royal in Besançon. He continued his artistic training with Charles-Antoine Flajoulot, a professor at the Besançon School of Fine Arts. This walk in the heart of the city evokes Courbet’s early years before his departure for Paris in 1839, as well as the relationships that the painter had with local personalities: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Victor Hugo, Max Buchon… The tour ends with the discovery of Courbet’s works kept in the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology.

RDV in front of the Victor Hugo house
Prices: 8€ -6€ for students, under 18s, members of the Tourist Office (on presentation of a card), the disabled,. Free for under 12s and jobseekers”.
Reservations required at the Tourist Office (limited capacity) online or at the ticket office. No ticket purchase from the guide.

Sur les pas de Gustave Courbet
140 Grande Rue Devant la maison Victor Hugo
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Opening periods and special opening conditions / Covid-19

3 p.m. Monday 9 January, Thursday 16 February, Thursday 23 March, Thursday 6 April Reservation required
from 02/16/2023 to 04/06/2023


In the town centre