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the visit


Gallery of Fine Arts

The museum theme : Fine arts

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The major temporary exhibitions of the Museum of Fine Arts are held here at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts. Warning: it is only open during the exhibition period.

Mayor Adrien Marquet decided to build this gallery. It was built by the architect D'Welles from 1936 to 1939. Occupied by the supply services during the Second World War, it regained its original vocation in 1947.

Its facade is composed of a monumental door surmounted by the arms of the City. You can admire inside a beautiful staircase whose ramp of the eighteenth century was offered by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Fine Arts Gallery is only open during temporary exhibitions: The Passion of Freedom, Enlightenment to Romanticism from June to Octobrer 2019.

The Museum of Fine Arts and the Decorative Arts and Design Museum have joined forces – with the exceptional partnership of the Louvre museum – to organise an exhibition celebrating a passion for liberty spanning a century, from the Enlightenment to Romanticism.

Multidisciplinary in the spirit dear to the encyclopaedists, it gathers together almost 300 works and objects of art dialoguing on themes that are all semantic variations on liberty, taken not only in terms of its political and philosophical meaning, but also its economic, sociological, aesthetic and ideological dimensions. In this context, liberty is elevated to a real way of thinking, living, creating and even dreaming. Some forty masterpieces from the Louvre's Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts and Decorative Arts departments have been brought together for the first time with a selection of major works drawn from the rich municipal collections. This exhibition is the first phase of a three-year partnership linking the City of Bordeaux with the prestigious Parisian institution.

Prices: Entrance to the Beaux-Arts Museum and the Fine Arts Gallery: € 7; reduced price 4 € Free for children under 18 years old. Free with the Bordeaux Métropole City Pass. Free entry for all the first Sunday of the month except July and August. Reduced rate and other free under conditions.


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Key information

Open days

  • From 02/01/2020 until 31/12/2020
  • From 11h00 to 18h00
  • Closed on Tuesday

Closed on bank holidays except on 14th July and 15th August


  • Place du Colonel Raynal
  • 33000 BORDEAUX

  • Bordeaux Hôtel de Ville - Mériadeck


  • musbxa@mairie-bordeaux.fr
  • +33 5 56 96 51 60


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