Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure), Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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Open to the public since 1980, Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure) is a museum dedicated to Nabi art and is named for Maurice Denis, a French symbolist Nabi painter. During your visit, you can view Denis’ work as well as that of Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier, Émile Bernard, and more. Set aside some time to enjoy the pieces, because this museum holds the largest collection of Nabi art in France.

You can also visit the adjacent chapel, restored and decorated by Denis from 1915 to 1928, as well as his workshop. The whole is an imposing structure that includes a wooded park in the south. Using our online itinerary creator, Saint-Germain-en-Laye attractions like Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Place to visit, both in its permanent and occasional exhibitions for his garden. It is the soul of Saint Germain
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  • September 27, 2017
    Beautiful, but old... transformation into a Museum of this massive building with magnificent, staircase to double revolution, Chapel, and herb garden. A magical place, see almost secret... where it is good to gather through the different courses offered in this beautiful architectural complex. Too bad that security has reduced the three accesses to one! We would like a bit more development of the exteriors, which are superb and maintenance of the site by the Department.
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  • August 21, 2017
    This museum deserves to be more known lots of charm with its beautiful paintings of Maurice Denis gardens chapel also
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  • November 20, 2016
    A most beautiful encounter. One of my favourite artists. It's not too much to handle either (you won't get gallery/museum fatigue). Lots of Denis' art, and a small amount of some of the other Nabis. The chapel Denis renovated with his friends in honour of his late wife Marthe is very special, in particular the Stations of the Cross he painted, and the frescoes depicting those who have epitomised each of the Beatitudes.
  • August 1, 2017
    In a superb building, the opportunity to discover Denis and other nabis. Abundant and interesting, a good surprise for a museum collection. Special mention to the chapel decorated by the artist. A corner for children of passage, very well thought out, with cushions and well-stocked library, allows parents to take a break during the visit.
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  • September 1, 2017
    It's worth the trip. Relaxing gardens. Tables and Chapel are to be discovered. Pity that the parking is non-existent.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Beautiful Priory of the XVII, great collection postimpressioniste including a set M Denis, Perret workshop
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  • April 2, 2017
    Great discovery! Maurice Denis WINS to be again recognized. His Museum is great both in the works exhibited by the unique place! Free the first Sunday of the month, but otherwise worth its price.
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