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Since 1803, Musée des Beaux-Arts has housed premier collections and exhibitions. Today it boasts more than 600 paintings, 300 sculptures and thousands of objets d'art, including antiquities, coins and medals. The ground floor houses the refectory and chapel (formerly the church of St Pierre), containing 19th-and 20th-century sculptures. The first floor includes Egyptian, Greek, and Roman (before 200 CE) antiquities; the second floor is dedicated to paintings from the 15th-20th Centuries. Two book and gift shops and a refreshment area are also available on-site.
This gallery has a selection of beautiful watercolors of the highest quality, and excellent drawings which dates back to the 16th century. On display here are also works by artists and students from the Lyons School. The Galerie Mazarini offers art lovers with a variety of absolutely fantastic works from the North School, French and English painters. Check the website for some of the profiles of artists working here.
The L' Atelier des Ombres is both a gallery and a workshop, where established artists meet up-and-coming talent and vice versa. The public cannot get enough of it and visit in droves. The Atelier des Ombres puts on workshops for children as well as a painting school for adults. A great place to learn about art with artist sharing their know how and secrets with upcoming artists and the general public.