22, rue Paul Doumer
Phone: +33 (0) 3 21 71 26 43
Fax: +33 (0) 3 21 23 19 26

Musée Des Beaux Arts D'Arras

Created during the revolution, the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras presents a diverse collection, spanning a wide period of time and several areas of interest.

The building itself is of great importance, and has housed the museum collection for nearly two centuries. It is the Benedictan abbey of Saint-Vaast, completely rebuilt in 1754 under the orders of Armand Gaston de Rohan. Its vast surface circles a courtyard and two elegant cloisters. It serves as a remarkable home to the pieces presented within it.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (2)

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Permanent Collection

Archaeology of antiquity, medieval and renaissance sculpture, seventeenth century French and Dutch painting, eighteenth century ceramics from Arras and Tournai, nineteenth century landscape painting and 1716 relief plans of Arras constitute some of the museum’s most noteable points of interest.

As well as this collection, the museum assures responsibilty for the Trésor of the Cathedral.

The museum reserves contain a large collection of graphic arts, photography, ethnology, exotica, monies, seals and natural history.

Opening hours

Open every day except Tuesday, from 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm -5.30pm
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 8 May, 14 July, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

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