Musée Rude

Museum in Dijon

Musée Rude
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The Musée Rude in Dijon is a captivating art museum dedicated to celebrating the works of François Rude, a prominent French sculptor born in 1784. Situated in a segment of the former Église Saint-Étienne, constructed in the 11th century, this museum has been welcoming art enthusiasts since 1947. It proudly bears the “Musée de France” label, affirming its significance in the French cultural landscape. Visitors to the Musée Rude can explore an impressive collection of life-size plaster casts of Rude’s major works, originally acquired by Dijon’s municipality between 1887 and 1910, and displayed in renowned museums across France, including the Louvre in Paris. Additionally, the museum offers a glimpse into the past with its 11th-century archaeological crypt and the remnants of the 3rd-century St. Stephen’s Gate from the ancient Dijon castrum.

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Visiting Musée Rude


Daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm from June 1 to September 30



Address: Musée Rude, Rue Vaillant, Dijon, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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