Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology

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Housed in the former corn exchange, this museum was extended in the late 1960s by Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. It houses a fine collection of Egyptian and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and statues and artefacts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. But the real highlight of the museum is its eclectic collection of paintings, many of which are from the Granvelle family, such as Drunkenness of Noah by Giovanni Bellini, Deposition from the Cross by Bronzino, and Scenes of Cannibalism by Goya.

Useful information

Address : 

1 place de la Révolution, 25000 Besançon

Phone:

+33 3 81 87 80 67

Price:

5 €

Opening hours

9.30am-noon, 2pm-6pm, weekends and Bank Hols 9.30am-6pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Nov, 25 Dec

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