Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure), St-Germain-en-Laye
(4.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St-Germain-en-Laye trip builder.
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  • Even if you aren't a fan of Maurice Denis and the nabis, you must go. The Chapel is beautiful. You have some works of Maurice Denis and others, in a former royal hospital. Pity that the workshop built by Auguste Perret is closed. Very quiet visit because few visitors.
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  • For all lovers of painting of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, a museum not to be missed, with some of the most beautiful n paintings including Maurice Denis was a prominent representative
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  • Amateur of painting, this place is for you. Beyond Maurice Denis, it is the entire period and the Group of the Nabis who are here. They come from far away to see these paintings (from the Japanese in my case). Worth a few hundreds of meters to do since the RER to access.
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  • 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.
  • Tourism. ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО *. Very nice
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  • The museum traces the period from Maurice Denis, so many artists, "nabis". The opportunity to indulge themselves quickly (the Museum is small) and often (€4,5 entry). And the decor of the Priory is not detrimental. To consume without moderation.
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  • based and change of scenery guaranteed!
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