After a massive 6-year renovation, the city’s fine arts museum reopened in 2016 with 30 percent more exhibition space and the addition of the Cube, a new building devoted to contemporary art. The vast body of its collection was amassed in the late 18th century by the Cacault brothers and features a fine array of paintings from the 12th to the late 19th centuries. The strong Italian representation (Perugino, Tintoretto, Gentileschi) is due to François Cacault’s travels as a diplomat. The municipality added to this foundation with purchases of 19th-century works by Delacroix, Rousseau, Renoir, and Gauguin, in addition to modern and contemporary artists.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes
10 rue Georges Clemenceau
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Wed–Mon 11am–7pm (Thurs until 9pm) Phone 02-51-17-45-00 Prices Admission 8€ adults; 4€ students ages 18–26; free for children 17 and under Web site Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Other Free admission on the 1st Sun Sept–June.
Map10 rue Georges Clemenceau Nantes
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