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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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  • If you like prehistoric times or if you want to explore sculptures of Camille Claudel do not hesitate! With a bit of luck you may be able to benefit from a baroque music concert a Saturday morning...
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  • This museum offers very varied collections: prehistoric Archaeology (moving rock engravings), Gallo-Roman, middle age (exceptional stucco and sarcophagi). magnificent Romanesque sculptures, etc. The section of this painting of the paintings of the 16th century to the present day (very beautiful picture of Gustave Moreau). Note also some bronzes of Camille Claudel. So, there are what all tastes and spend 2 to several hours. One regret: the indications of circuit of visits could be clearer (especially at the levels of the paint).
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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 »
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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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