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Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers

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The Musée Sainte-Croix is the largest museum in Poitiers, France.Planned by the architect poitevin Jean Monge and built in 1974, it stands at the site of the former Abbaye Sainte-Croix, which was moved to Saint-Benoît, Vienne. It is a constructed of concrete and glass, in the 1970s style.The museum hosts a permanent exhibition on periods from prehistory to the contemporary art, through the medieval period and the Fine arts. Major works include sculptures of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, a reliquary vase from Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, paintings by Piet Mondrian and Odilon Redon and the stone sculpture of L'Âme de la France by Charles Marie Louis Joseph Sarrabezolles.
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  • Sculptures by Rodin and Camille Claudel, beautiful paintings and also archaeology, sometimes original animations.
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  • Quite a nice museum housed in a brutally modern concrete building. The most interesting exhibits for me were the paleolithic carvings and the Roman excavations, the later artwork was not so much to my...  more »
  • important Museum. Various archaeological collections. Prehistory, antiquities average age. A "fine-arts department... with works by Camille Claudel
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  • A fascinating museum on the history of Poitiers. The welcome is friendly and accurate. Always moving sculptures of Camille Claudel. A great moment...
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  • The staff is always ready to give us a large number of information. Very interesting Museum
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  • Great Museum with interesting pieces.
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  • There are magnificent works, but it's pretty easy to get lost.
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  • Beautiful Museum with entertainment and music.
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