Palais épiscopal de Meaux - Musée et Jardin Bossuet, Meaux

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The Musée Bossuet is the art and history museum of the town of Meaux, France. Situated in the old episcopal palace, it takes its name from the famous orator and theologian Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux from 1681 to 1704.BuildingsThe episcopal palaceBuilt in the twelfth century around 1160, then rebuilt in the seventeenth century, the episcopal palace architecturally is a mix of medieval and Renaissance styles. The most interesting example of eighteenth century work is the south facade of the palace, built of brick and stone, with large cross windows. The north facade is also representative of the Grand Siècle style. The lower rooms of the palace are the oldest, dating from the second half of the twelfth century. The low and high chapels also date from this time, but were expanded and redesigned in the fifteenth century.GardenThe Bossuet garden is beside the episcopal palace. It is a formal garden in the French style with the shape of a miter. The garden was created in the seventeenth century during the episcopate of Dominique Séguier. It took the name of the great prelate in 1911, when it was opened to the public as a city park. On crossing it one reaches the study of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet.CollectionsThe episcopal palace houses collections of paintings and sculptures, as well as items of local history. The collections have expanded thanks to the legacy of the chemist and collector Henri Moissan in 1914 and, more recently, thanks to the donation of neuro-biologist Jean-Pierre Changeux. He enriched the museum with forty works, of which the last entered the collection in 2006. Different schools of painting are shown from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
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  • Next to the Meaux cathedral, located in the former bishops' palace this museum is a must-see. Several paintings (17th to 20th century), sculptures are worth the tour.  more »
  • Very nice Museum possessing a nice collection. the gardens adjacent to the Museum are well designed and I suggest you also visit the walls surrounding this garden.
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  • But not essential! The Museum contains some beautiful works but we quickly made the turn and the whole is very focused on religious works.
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  • Very nice Museum
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  • Garden episcopal very well maintained, very pleasant with views of historic buildings.
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  • Very nice Museum built in the twelfth century (around 1160) and then redeveloped in the eighteenth and Episcopal Palace for € 3.10 you can admire paintings of religious inspiration, mythological man ' other that the Guard will supplement information and details that will enrich the visit. Very interesting!
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  • A show on the great war and near the Cathedral. Really very nice.
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  • It is a small Museum of an important character of Meaux
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