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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, the vase of Saint-Savin, 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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  • tasty exhibitions and very good examples of culture from medieval to present day. well designed. Stunning architecture and very pleasant and helpful staff. 
  • Works by Camille Claudel, a temporary exhibition on women, some archaeology, this museum is a gem
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  • It is next to the Cathedral and few people visit it. The old part is very interesting, although there are only a couple of really spectacular works. It is very well part of painting and sculpture of the 19th-20th. The sculptures of Camille Clodel, wonderful.
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  • A little confusing but very rich in diversity
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  • a specious framework. a little landlocked but nice
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