Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
Beaux arts bordeaux.jpg
Entrance facade of the north wing
Established1801 (1801)
Location20, cours d'Albret
33000 Bordeaux
Visitors117,492 (2014)[1]
Public transit accessTramway, lines A and B, stop Hôtel de ville

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux is the fine arts museum of the city of Bordeaux, France. The museum is housed in a dependency of the Palais Rohan in central Bordeaux. Its collections include paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 15th century to the 20th century. The largest collection is composed of paintings, and its strong points are works by French and Dutch painters.

In front of the building, there is the Galerie des Beaux-Arts, where temporary exhibitions are housed.

Façade of the Galerie des beaux-arts


Established in 1801 by the painter Pierre Lacour,[2] it is one of the largest art galleries in France outside Paris. The museum holds several paintings that were looted by the French during the French Revolution (so-called 'saisies révolutionnaires') such as the Martyrdom of Saint Georges by Peter Paul Rubens.[3]

First hosted in a library and then in a room of the town hall, the collection was moved into the current building after its construction from 1875 to 1881. The Galerie des Beaux-Arts was built later, from 1936 to 1939.

Painting collection[edit]

Here is a list of some of the painters represented in the museum collections:



  1. ^ "Records de fréquentation dans les musées de Bordeaux". 15 January 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ History of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Official website
  3. ^ Pierre Paul RUBENS, "Le Martyre de Saint Georges"

External links[edit]

Media related to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 44°50′15″N 0°34′52″W / 44.8374°N 0.5810°W / 44.8374; -0.5810