Museum of Fine Arts

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Bd Watteau. 59300 Valenciennes.
Tél : +33 (0)3 27 22 57 00
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The museum of Valenciennes belongs to the generation of fine arts museums constructed under the frenh Third Republic characterized by large spaces and monumental proportions, which here admirably enhance a prestigious collection.


Ranging from Gallo-Roman archaelogy to the 20th Century, the highlights of this collection of works by Flemish artists (Rubens, Jordaens, and Van Dyck) and important 19th Century sculpture centring on Jean Baptiste Carpeaux. With the artist Watteau, who was also a native of Valenciennes, the charm of the French 18th Century (Pater, Boucher, Hubert Robert, Watteau de Lille, etc.) can be enjoyed to its full in the two galleries overlokking the garden.


The museum schedules four special exhibitions each year to bring its collections to life through the seasons. It also presents two major annual events, such as major periods in art history, contemporary art or extra-European cultures, affirming a genuine spirit of openness.


Opening daily, except Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm. Open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Closed 1st January, 1st may, the Monday following the 2nd Sunday in September (local holiday) and 25th December.


Access for persons with reduced mobility via the ground floor, on the right side of the building. Marked parking spaces on Place Verte (except Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings). Guide or assistance dogs are allowed in all the rooms of the museum.

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