Musée Sainte-Croix

Local nameMusée Sainte-Croix
LocationPoitiers, France

The Musée Sainte-Croix is the largest museum in Poitiers, France.

Planned by the architect poitevin Jean Monge and built in 1974, it stands at the site of the former Abbaye Sainte-Croix, which was moved to Saint-Benoît, Vienne. It is a constructed of concrete and glass, in the 1970s style.

The museum hosts a permanent exhibition on periods from prehistory to the contemporary art, through the medieval period and the Fine arts. Major works include sculptures of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, a reliquary vase from Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, paintings by Piet Mondrian and Odilon Redon and the stone sculpture of L'Âme de la France by Charles Marie Louis Joseph Sarrabezolles.

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More information and contact


Phone +33 5 49 41 07 53

Address 3 Rue Pascal Le Coq, Poitiers 86000, France

Coordinates 46°34'44.835" N 0°20'51.696" E

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