Musée des Beaux-Arts

Museum in Dijon

Tombeaux Ducs Bourgogne
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The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon boasts a compelling collection spanning from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Among its most celebrated pieces are the Flemish paintings, notably the “Nativity” by the so-called Master of Flémalle. This enigmatic artist is considered a pioneer, along with van Eyck, in breaking away from the rigid conventions of International Gothic, the local Gothic style in Burgundy at the time.

A visit to the museum also offers a glimpse into the remnants of the original ducal palace. Notable features include the expansive kitchen and the impressive Salle des Gardes. Here, visitors can view the ornate and somewhat opulent tombs of Philippe le Hardi and Jean sans Peur, along with his wife, Marguerite de Bavière. These tombs are particularly striking, featuring vividly painted effigies of the deceased, encircled by gold-plated angels, showcasing a rich display of artistry and history.

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Visiting Musée des Beaux-Arts


October 1 to May 31: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. / June 1 to September 30: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Closed on Tuesdays, as well as January 1, May 1 and May 8, July 14, November 1 and 11, December 25.


Guided tour: €6

Address: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rue Rameau, Dijon, France
Duration: 1 hours

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