Museum of Fine Art: the Magistrates' building
This Fine Arts Museum is housed in the former aldermen's hall, seat of municipal power under the Ancien Régime, which has retained a fine 18C façade and a 16C turret. The collections span painting from the 15C to the early 20C. Its outstanding works include a 15C Way of the Cross by the Catalan School, an Allegory of Earth by Jan Bruegel the Elder, some lovely 16C reception dishes in coloured enamel and a collection of Saintonge earthenware.
Address:29 ter rue Alsace-Lorraine, 17100 Saintes
Phone:+33 5 46 93 52 39
Price:7 € (-19 years old free of charge)
Apr-Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm, Sun and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Sun and Bank Hols 1.30pm-5pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Nov, 25 Dec
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