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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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  • At Orléans situated close to the Cathedral a few shows are held and make this living museum
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  • Although you can not see such famous works as at the Louvre, we see other pictures and interesting sculptures from different collections from the 15TH to the 20TH. One of the nicest is the mega painting of Joan of arc which is at the entrance.
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  • Very nice discovery! A home with very nice staff at all levels. Wonderful works, a Museum under renovation, some parts are already renovated and others will be soon. A must see if you love art. There are works by local and other artists. A definite must...
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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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