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Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • We went there with friends and we got immediately caught in spinning by the guards who believe in a James Bond movie. During more than an hour, the various guardians of the museums we have spied the gaze which was really unbearable, yet I don't think that we have the faces of Dalton... It ruined us throughout the visit... Out of this other than the remains of the ancient walls of Poitiers, the Museum has no interest go your way it is psychological torture
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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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