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Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers

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Art Museum
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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  • Nice museum showing the archeological history of the area and some interesting art pieces including some Rodin sculptures and currently featuring a Faust special exhibition. The lady on reception was ...  more »
  • tasty exhibitions and very good examples of culture from medieval to present day. well designed. Stunning architecture and very pleasant and helpful staff.  more »
  • This museum is lodged in a large Brutalist style building and it feels airy and spacious. Within that, there were various mezzanine levels and lots of stairs. It accommodates the local archaeological ...  more »
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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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