This vast silhouette of raw concrete and tinted glass shines through, among other things, the quality of its archaeological collections. In addition, the museum presents an exceptional collection of 10 sculptures by Camille Claudel, three of which were acquired in 2017. It is the third largest public collection in the world and the second largest in France of the famous sculptor's works.
The building, designed by the architect Jean Monge in 1974, occupies the former site of the Abbey of the Holy Cross. Distinguished for its remarkable and singular architecture, it benefits from the label "20th century heritage" awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
OPENING HOURS AND PERIOD
from January 1 to June 20 and from September 17 to December 31 :
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-6pm
from June 21 to September 16:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-6pm
nocturnal on Tuesdays until 8 pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays except Ascension Thursday, 14 July and 15 August.
Accessible to persons with reduced mobility