Founded in 1796, this is one of the country's oldest art museums. It was the first French museum outside of Paris to focus on modern art, a fact appreciated by Picasso, who donated his Femme Lisant in 1921. The collection includes Flemish and Italian Renaissance works, but the Impressionist paintings generate the most interest. Note Matisse's Intérieur aux aubergines and Léger's Le Remorqueur. Ernst, Corot, Klee, Bonnard, Gauguin, Monet -- they're all here. On display are a number of older paintings and sculptures, along with artifacts and relics from Greek, Egyptian, and Roman times, including a well-preserved mosaic. The artistic highlight is a sculpted door panel from the 1400s, depicting Jacob and his sons. A collection of 20th-century sculptures occupies the François Mitterrand Esplanade and the Albert Michallon Park surrounding the museum.
Musée de Grenoble
5 pl. de Lavalette, France
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Wed-Mon 10am-6:30pm Phone 04-76-63-44-44 Prices Admission 8€ adults; 5€ seniors and students; free for children 17 and under; free for everyone 1st Sun of each month Web site Musée de Grenoble
Map5 pl. de Lavalette France Grenoble
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