Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum ,  Fine arts at Valenciennes

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  • CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-RELATED SANITARY CRISIS 19 The city of Valenciennes inaugurated its first art museum in 1834, in the Town Hall, before constructing a specific building, inaugurated in 1909. Monumental architecture, typical of the Palais des Beaux Arts built under the Third Republic, the Valenciennes Museum houses prestigious collections, pleasantly enhanced by large spaces and beautiful overhead lighting. Since its renovation in 1995, it has spread over an area of 4,400 m2 combining exhibition rooms and visitor reception areas (conference room, sales counter, educational rooms, cyber space). The visit leads from archeology to works from the first half of the 20th century, with Flemish painting from the 17th century as the highlights, with works by Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck… and sculpture from the 19th century: Carpeaux et his companions, Lemaire, Crauk, Hiolle are masterfully staged in a large sculpture garden in the heart of the building. (Tactile courses for the visually impaired). In all the rooms of the museum sculpture is present but it is at the heart of the building, in Place Carpeaux that it triumphs. Family & Young Audiences: Family Sundays (1st Sunday of the month led by a visual artist or a museum guide), Monday at the museum (cultural awakening from 9 months to 2 years), Weekly workshops (awakening to the arts plastics: volume & sculpture, painting techniques, graphics & drawing through the world of comics), Birthday snacks, Holiday workshops every day and during school holidays ...
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Learning workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Rates
  • Full-fare
    From 4.5 € to 6 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 2.5 € to 3 €
  • Group
    130 €