Housed in a handsome 17th-century hôtel particulier, this museum boasts an impressive collection of around 2,000 artworks by lesser-known French, Italian, and Flemish artists from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Some of the paintings, like the Italian landscapes by Anne-Louis Girodet (1767–1824), a pupil of Jacques-Louis David, are exquisite. The collection was bequeathed to the state in 1938 by Maurice and Jeanne Magnin and are displayed around the house, their family home, like an amateur collector’s “cabinet of curiosities” in accordance with the couple’s wishes.