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

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


High cultural place labeled Museum of France, in the heart of Saint-Claude next to the cathedral.

Located in the place of the former Benedictine abbey of the city, this museum is the result of a donation from two artists: Guy Bardone, a local child, and René Genis. Their collection presents several generations of artists around the great names of modern art such as Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Dufy and the donor painters Guy Bardone and René Genis.

The visitor will discover, within a contemporary architecture, large open and very luminous spaces, offering one of the most beautiful panoramas of the city on the surrounding mountains.

The basement is home to an invaluable archaeological site: the most important, and only, remains of the abbey of Saint-Claude known to date. Founded in the 5th century, it is one of the oldest abbeys in France.

NB: In order to make the most of the visit, it is advisable to enter the museum at least 1h30 before closing time.

Health measures :

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
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Musée de France
Prices & Schedules Opening :

Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm

School holidays (except July and August) every day from 2pm to 6pm

From 1 July to 31 August, as well as Easter and Whitsun weekends (including Mondays) and for the Ascension Bridge (until the weekend): every day from 10am to 6pm continuously

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

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    Special opening conditions :

    Control of the health pass at the entrance of the museum

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