The area of the ducal palace housing France’s fifth most important national art collection recently underwent a 60€-million renovation since 2008, ending in 2021. What's emerged is even more impressive than before because this attraction has long been a blockbuster. The museum showcases exceptional sculpture, ducal kitchens from the mid-1400s (with great chimney pieces) and a collection of European paintings and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries, including important works by Titian, Breughel, Manet, Monet, Braque and others. Take special note of the Salle des Gardes, the banquet hall of the old palace built by Philip the Good (Philippe le Hardi). The tomb of Philip the Bold was created between 1385 and 1411 and is one of the best in France: a reclining figure rests on a slab of black marble, surrounded by 41 mourners. The courtyard bar is perfect for a drink or a snack on fine days (Wed–Mon 8am–9pm).
Musée des Beaux-Arts
In the Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne, cour de Bar
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon and Wed–Fri 10am–6:30pm; Sat and Sun 10:30am–7pm Phone 03-80-74-52-09 Prices Free admission; audioguides 5€ Web site Musée des Beaux-Arts
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