Reopening of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux

Published on November 28, 2013
  • Bordeaux Musée des Beaux-Arts

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    Bordeaux Musée des Beaux-Arts

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  • Bordeaux Musée des Beaux-Arts

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    Bordeaux Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Reopening of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux Bordeaux fr

Well-awaited for nearly four years, the reopening of the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) in Bordeaux on December 19th, 2013 marks an occasion to rediscover the museum's rich collections (which have been entirely reviewed) and discover its newly renovated spaces.

Present in two wings in the Bordeaux city hall (designed by architect Charles Burguet), the museum is one of the top 10 most important outside of Paris in terms of the wealth of its collections.

The northern wing, showcasing art of the 19th and 20th centuries, underwent significant improvements. The museum experience was rethought with new materials (windows, pedestals and benches), colourful picture rails and signage redesigned for a better approach to the works. Entirely renovated skylights allow for the best possible natural light.

For the occasion of the museum's reopening, the south wing (dedicated to 15th-18th century art) was completely refreshed.

All in all, the improvements and renovations make for a real rebirth of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which the public is now invited to experience. Nearly 350 works will be redisplayed, including many well-known masterpieces. The new museum layout will highlight the works of famous artists such as Pérugin, Titian, Véronèse, Rubens and Van Dyck, as well as artists from Bordeaux such as Rosa Bonheur, Odilon Redon, Albert Marquet, André Lhote and Roger Bissière.

Both wings of the museum have received the Tourism & Handicap label. Entry to the permanent exhibit is free.

Practical information

Hours

The museum and gallery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Tuesdays and holidays.

Access

  • Accessible via lines A and B of the tramway, Palais de Justice or Hôtel de Ville stops.
  • Parking: Mériadeck or Saint-Christoly parking lots.  

Tickets

  • Museum, permanent collection: free of charge
  • Temporary exhibits: Full price: €5, reduced price: €2.50  

Contact

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux 
20 cours d’Albret 33000 Bordeaux 
Tel.: +011 (33) 05 56 10 20 56

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