16 rue de l'Ange
Phone: +33 4 68 35 43 40
Fax: +33 4 68 34 73 47

Musée Des Beaux Arts Hyacinthe Rigaud

Founded in 1820 by the prefect Villeneuve de Bargemont and installed in Perpignan’s ancient university, the museum was finally opened in 1833, on the occasion of a large donation of works from M de Capdebos to the town of Perpignan. The museum was renamed after Hyacinthe Rigaud in 1959, the year marking the portraitist’s tercentenary. The museum was transferred to the rue de l’Ange in 1979, and installed in the ancient hotel once belonging to the Marquis de Blane, and later to the Lazerme family in the 19th century.
Chagall, Cocteau and Picasso spent long periods of time within these walls at the end of the Second World War. Today, the collections presented are the result of donations and state deposits, as well as acquisitions aided by the town and region.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (3)

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Permanent Collection

The museum’s permanent collection includes pieces by
Pierre DAURA
Jacques Louis DAVID
Raoul DUFY
Aristide MAILLOL
Georges Daniel de MONFREID
Hyacinthe RIGAUD
Gabriel de SAINT-AUBIN
Etienne TERRUS


€4 / €2 concessions
Free to students, children, jobseekers.

Opening hours

Open daily, except Tuesday and certain public holidays.
From 1 October – 30 April: 11am -5.30pm
From 1 May – 30 September: 12pm – 6.30pm

Getting there

Two nearby car parks: Catalogne and Méditerranée
Bus: all routes, Catalogne or Péri stops


The museum houses a library specialising in art history. Over 5000 publications, periodicals and press reviews are at the disposition of visitors.
The library is situated at
3, rue du Chevalet
Open from Monday – Friday, 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.
Telephone 04 68 35 81 21

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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The museum’s education service works in collaboration with social centres, youth centres and the Education Nationale to offer a wide program of educational activities.
Please contact 04 68 35 81 22 or for more information.