During the French Revolution a number of artworks were seized, in particular those belonging to the former President of the Parlement of Brittany, Christophe-Paul de Robien, and this enabled a fine arts museum to be established. The works are housed in the former university hall, inaugurated in 1855, which in 1911 became the palais des musées, or “museum centre”. Among the various paintings on display are works by major artists such as Veronese, Rubens, Chardin and Picasso, but the museum’s undoubted masterpiece is “The Newborn”, by Georges de La Tour.
20, quai Emile Zola - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0)2 23 62 17 45
@ : firstname.lastname@example.org - www.mbar.org
M° République ou Gares - Bus 6, 7, 40, 64, 67
Open daily from 10am to 12am and 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
Full price €5, reduced price €3 (students), free for under 18's.