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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Orleans

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The Musée des beaux-arts d'Orléans is a museum in the city of Orléans in the Loiret department and the Centre region in France.Founded in 1797, it is one of France's oldest provincial museums. Its collections cover European arts from the 15th to 20th century.The museum owns circa 2,000 paintings (with paintings by Correggio, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Sebastiano Ricci, Diego Velázquez, Anthony van Dyck, Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Hubert Robert, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso), 700 sculptures (Baccio Bandinelli, Auguste Rodin), more than 1,200 pieces of decorative arts, 10,000 drawings, 50,000 prints and the second largest collection of pastels in France after that of the Louvre.HistoryThe museum was founded during the French Revolution by the initiative of Jean Bardin, director of the school of drawing of the city and of Aignan-Thomas Desfriches, in 1797. The museum was installed in the Palais épiscopal d'Orléans, an ancient college, in 1799. In 1804, the museum was closed and the collections were placed in the Jardin des plantes d’Orléans.
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  • Very good Museum. Place rich and pleasant to visit superb Flemish painting collection and very interesting contemporary art.
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  • Very beautiful paintings, sculptures on several levels cheap and giving the opportunity to visit another Museum for free.
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  • Since the arrival of the new conservative, there is a small revolution, again this magnificent place lives. Thanks to the whole team.
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  • Discover on the 2nd floor. Wonderful exhibition. Light redone. Development of the tables. The warm colors and cool colors give wonderful aspects. Discover again and again for all visitors. Thank you.
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  • Rather interesting, but not exceptional
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  • To visit in the beautiful D ' Orléans. Beautifully landscaped, with staff at the height and works of great prestige and artistic interest.
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  • Gorgeous!
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  • Place to visit!
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