Dupuy-Mestreau Museum

Interesting
Built in 1738, this fine town house was, in the late 18C, the seat of the Charente-Inférieure prefecture, before becoming a museum in 1920. It bears the name of a passionate collector, Abel Mestreau (1854-1939). Over three floors, in the billard tables and pianos turned into display cases, there are rows of watches, woodcuts, ceramics, weapons, perlés (embroidery), headdresses. Look out for the reconstruction of a Charente interior and the shop signs from the 19C.

Useful information

Address:

4 rue Monconseil, 17100 Saintes

Phone:

+33 5 46 93 36 71

Price:

4 € (-19 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

mid May-end Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm, Sun and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm; Oct: 1.30pm-5pm, Sun and Bank Hols 2pm-5pm - closed Mon

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