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Musée des Beaux Arts - VALENCIENNES

Museum ,  Fine arts in Valenciennes

  • CLOSURE FOR WORK UNTIL END 2023

    As cultural structures are preparing to reopen, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes is taking the opposite route. It will remain closed for renovations until the end of 2023!

    A vast renovation program was initiated in consultation with the DRAC from the start of the confinement in order to deal with the aging of the building. This closure is also an opportunity for the City to rethink the scenography and the cultural offer in a more global project with...
    CLOSURE FOR WORK UNTIL END 2023

    As cultural structures are preparing to reopen, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes is taking the opposite route. It will remain closed for renovations until the end of 2023!

    A vast renovation program was initiated in consultation with the DRAC from the start of the confinement in order to deal with the aging of the building. This closure is also an opportunity for the City to rethink the scenography and the cultural offer in a more global project with the desire to give back to the Museum of Fine Arts of Valenciennes the place it deserves in the French museum landscape.

    Workshops will nevertheless be offered to young audiences during the work if sanitary conditions allow.



    The city of Valenciennes inaugurated its first art museum in 1834, in the Town Hall, before erecting a specific building, inaugurated in 1909. Of 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 extended over an area of ​​4,400 m2, combining exhibition rooms and reception areas for visitors (conference room, sales counter, teaching rooms, cyber space). The tour leads from archeology to works of the first half of the 20th century, with highlights of 17th century Flemish painting with works by Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck ... and 19th century sculpture: Carpeaux and 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). Sculpture is present in all the rooms of the museum, but it is at the heart of the building, in Place Carpeaux, that it triumphs.

    Family & Young Audiences:
    Family Sunday (1st Sunday of the month led by a plastic surgeon or a guide-lecturer from the museum),
    Mondays at the museum (cultural awakening from 9 months to 2 years),
    Weekly workshops (awakening to the visual arts: volume & sculpture, painting techniques, graphics & drawing through the world of comics),
    Birthday snacks,
    Holiday workshops every day and during school holidays ...
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Learning workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
Rates

Payment methods

  • Bank card
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Rates
  • Full-fare
    From 4.50 € to 6 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 2.50 € to 3 €
  • Group
    130 €