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Built in 1881, the Bordeaux Musee des Beaux-Arts has just re-opened after several years of in-depth renovation. The museum displays works by some of Europe's greatest painters as well as Bordeaux artists from various periods and schools.
A Tour inside Museum of Beaux Arts
The north wing is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, presenting the main themes of the 19th century (romanticism, academicism, and realism), landscapes (Corot, Diaz de la Pena, Boudin), animal paintings (Bonheur, Pronceteau), and portraits (couture, Carolus-Duran, Fantin-Latour Moeisot). There is also a fine life-size statue of “The Death of Mozart”. Interesting Cubist and other abstract works take you through the 20th century
The south wing is devoted to older collections from 16th to the 18th century. It takes you through seven rooms of paintings starting with the Renaissance, through works by seventeenth and eighteenth Flemish, (Rubens and Van Dyke) Dutch (Hals) and other European artists.
It has architecture og 30's and hosts temporary exhubitions 3 times in a year.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are interested in visiting Museum of Beaux Arts, it is recommended to buy the tickets online from the Museum of Beaux Arts' website . There are plenty of choices provided for visitors for the tickets since the tickets are basically decided through the access of the buildings. You can also book your tickets by phone to the building's phone number. This also applied for the group visit. However, you can try to purchase Museum of Beaux Arts tickets and passes by purchasing it on the spot. The entrance fee is 5 € and free with the Bordeaux Metropole City Pass. Free for less than 18 years old, disabled person and companion, and every first Sunday of the month (except in July and August).
How To Get Around?
To have Museum of Bordeaux Arts, you can go around by taking tram or bus. There are quite many public transportation headed there.
What Should I Wear?
To explore Museum of Beaux Arts, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something comfortable. Also, wear comfortable shoes or flip-flops so that you can walk around the museum in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to have Museum of Beaux Arts Tour would be anytime throughout the year. It opens from From 11.00 to 18.00, Closed on Tuesday, Closed on bank holidays except on the 14th of July and the 15th of August
Will I Need a Guide?
There are description in every object displayed. Mostly in French and random English. If you are really an art lovers, then better to have a guide to know each object. However, there are many kind staffs that are willing to explain if we need to have some information about the art collections.
How To Get There?
Tramway Access by Line A or B, stopping at the Palais de Justice or Hôtel de ville. Bus: Galerie des Beaux-Arts station: lines 4, 5, 6, 15, 16 and 56, Palais de Justice station: lines 4, 5, 15, 16. Parking: Car parks Meriadeck, Saint-Christoly, ou Republique, Reduced mobility access : 2 Car parks front of the Museum (southern wing).
The museum is on Tourism & Handicap.