Tessé Museum

Interesting
Set in the old bishop's house built on the site of the Tessé family mansion, the museum contains a rich collection of old paintings and archaeological artefacts. Italian art holds centre stage (notably the painting of a saint with slanting eyes by Pietro Lorenzetti), while the Egyptian collections feature, among others, two 16C and 12C BCE sarcophagi, and another gallery is devoted to Scarron's Roman Comique.

Useful information

Address:

2 avenue de Paderborn, 72000 Le Mans

Phone:

+33 2 43 47 38 51

Price:

5 € (-19 years old 2.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: 9am-noon, 2pm-6pm, weekends 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm - closed Mon

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