Musée de l'Abbaye / donations Guy Bardone - René Genis

Musée de l'Abbaye / donations Guy Bardone - René Genis


A major cultural venue with the Musée de France label, in the heart of Saint-Claude next to the cathedral.

Situated on the site of the town's former Benedictine abbey, this museum was created by the donation of two artists: Guy Bardone, a local boy, and René Genis. Their collection features works by several generations of artists, including such great names in modern art as Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton and Dufy, as well as donated painters Guy Bardone and René Genis.

Visitors to the museum's contemporary architecture will discover large, light-filled open spaces, offering one of the city's finest views of the surrounding mountains.

The basement is home to a priceless archaeological site: the largest, and only, remains of Saint-Claude Abbey known to date. Founded in the 5th century, it is one of the oldest abbeys in France.

NB: To make the most of your visit, we recommend that you enter the museum at least 1? hours before closing time.

Musée de l'Abbaye / donations Guy Bardone - René Genis
3 place de l'abbaye
  • French, German, English, Spanish
  • Credit card, Cheques and postal orders, Holiday vouchers, Cash
  • Film projection room
  • Toilettes
  • Shop
  • Room rental
  • Specific theme activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
Chains and Labels
Musée de France
Prices & Schedules Opening :

All year round, Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.

From 1 July to 31 August, daily from 10am to 6pm.

Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 1 November & 24, 25 and 31 December.

Prices :
  • Child rate : 5.5€
  • Rate for unemployed persons : 5€
  • Base rate - full rate adult : 6.5€
  • Rate for large families (2 adults and at least one child over 6 years old, 4 additional young people (under 16 years old) are free.) : 18.5€
Special opening conditions :

Control of the health pass at the entrance of the museum

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