Welcome to the Museum of Fine Arts of Agen

Founded in 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts of Agen, located in the historical heart of the city, is lodged in four magnificent Renaissance mansion houses which open out on to fine inner courtyards. It is one of the richest museums in the South-West of France, and it exhibits along a pleasant circuit recalling the home of a wealthy connoisseur a collection of paintings and sculptures, of European furniture and faience, from the Middle Ages to the XIXth century. The museum collections show a wide panorama of the history of Art, from Prehistory to the XXth century.

The archaeological section of the museum is made up of objects coming from sites in Lot-et-Garonne : the collection of the Celtic and Gallo-Roman periods is of the highest interest. A very impressive donation of Oriental archaeology (objects from the Bronze Age to the period of the Crusades, coming from Lebanon and Syria) has enriched the museum very recently.

The museum is especially known for its rich collection of Spanish works of the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries, among which are five exceptional paintings by Goya. Among the most remarkable collections, one must also mention Dutch and Flemish still lifes, paintings of the French (Champaigne) and Italian (Tintoretto) XVIIth century, the collection of portraits of the dukes of Aiguillon (Greuze, Oudry, Drouais, Nattier…). The French XIXth century is represented by the Great Masters of the period (Courbet, Millet), the landscape painters of the School of Barbizon (Corot) and the impressionist painters (Boudin, Sisley, Lebourg, Monet).

At last, three very important collections represent the XXth century : paintings by Roger Bissière, sculptures and engravings by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne; ceramics and drawings by Pierre Lèbe. Since 2018, a partnership with the CNAP (National Centre of plastic arts) enables the museum to blend artworks and contemporary creation.

 

Access

Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Agen

Place du Docteur Esquirol

47916 Agen Cedex 9

05 53 69 47 23

Paid-parking area in front of the museum. « Reine-Garonne » and « Carnot » car parks nearby.

 

Opening times

Museum

  • Low season, from November 1st to March 31st :

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday : 11am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday : 2pm-6pm

  • High season, from April 1st to October 31st :

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 11am-6pm

  • Closed on January 1st, Easter Monday, May 1st, May 8th, Ascension Day, November 1st, November 11th, December 25th
  • Special evening opening until 9 pm every second Thursday of the month

 

The Jacobins’ church

The Jacobins’ church is open during temporary exhibitions at the same hours as the museum. The fees are voted by the City council before the exhibition.

The Jacobins’ church can be visited by appointement with a museum guide. You may contact the museum’s reception desk by telephone or the visitors’ department by email : nathalie.lacroix@agglo-agen.fr

 

The Seneschal’s house

The Seneschal’s house can be visited by appointment with a museum guide or with a tourist office guide. For further information, you may contact the museum reception desk by telephone or the visitors’ department by email : nathalie.lacroix@agglo-agen.fr.

You may also contact the tourist office reception desk : 05 53 47 36 09

 

Rates

Individuals :

  • Musée d’Agen card (membership card): 18 € per year (unlimited access to the museum)
  • Full rate : 5,80 €
  • Reduced rate : 4,80 € (COS Agen member)
  • Free (upon appropriate justification) : under 18, students under 26 (student card), ARIMAGE members, ICOM, ICOMOS cards, press (press card), Agen youth card, twinning passport (Agen’s twin cities), ENAP students, Musée d’Agen card.
  • Digital tablet rental : 3 € per tablet, upon submission of an identity document.

Groups :

  • Unaccompanied tours, for a minimum of 10 persons : 4,80 € per person
  • Guided tours, for a minimum of 10 persons (reservation required): 7 € per person
  • Visit with an external guide : 26 € per group

Dernière mise à jour : 06 May 2021

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