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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  • I was disappointed by the outside of the Museum which suffered the erosion of time. At reception you waiting two hostesses a kindness and a pleasant mood, certainly there are beautiful pieces but I find them a little bit monotonous and non-interactive as some! See anyway because there are archaeological excavations.
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  • Arts lovers, it's a visit to make absolutely. Do the children... for the discovery, discover an imperative!
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  • Very beautiful collections from prehistory to modern art and a cultural program which invites contemporary art, film and a concert of "HABANERA, Academy of SAXOPHONISTS"
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  • A modern building with beautiful exposed works. On the other hand there are a lot of stairs... really!
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  • Huge place on 3etages, that can accommodate mutiples supports exhibitions, including this beautiful last d, very well maintained, friendly, only downside lack of elevator
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  • I recommend. Great expos, and Musesainte in very good condition.
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  • A beautiful Museum featuring mainly local (Poitiers and Poitou) archaeological collections. The sculpture part brings together beautiful pieces of Camille Claudel. And effectivelment friendly staff!
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  • A shame that people with disabilities cannot do the tour because there are some beautiful paintings
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