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Musée Sainte Croix Poitiers
Musée Sainte Croix Poitiers
La Valse (1893)
La Valse (1893)
Charles Lallemand, "Les Voilliers, environs de Civray", 1882
Charles Lallemand, "Les Voilliers, environs de Civray", 1882

The Sainte-Croix museum, built in 1974 in Poitiers, is the first museum in Poitou-Charentes for the wealth of its collections of art and archeology.

Regional prehistory is represented with an exceptional set of engravings of the Grotte de la Marche (located in Lussac-les-Châteaux). Gallo-Roman antiquity introduces the visitor to the city of Pictons, under the protective gaze of Athena, first-century marble statue of the 1st century AD. AD
Beautiful carved sarcophagi testify to the art of Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages.
A series of sculptures recall the extraordinary influence of the Romanesque workshops in Poitou.

The fine arts course unfolds from the 14th century to contemporary art.
The major artistic trends of the 19th century (neoclassicism, orientalism, ingression, symbolism) invite the visitor to the remarkable ensemble of Camille Claudel's seven sculptures.
Modern art of the early 20th century is brilliantly illustrated by paintings by Mondrian, Bonnard, Vuillard, Sisley, Marquet ...

Opening hours of the Holy Cross Museum to the public :

►from 1 January to 20 June and from 17 September to 31 December
Tuesday to Friday: 10h-18h
Saturday and Sunday: 13h-18h

► from June 21st to September 16th
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-18h
night on tuesday until 8 pm

Closed Mondays and holidays except Thursday Ascension, July 14 and August 15

Language reception


Price from Min Max
 Gratuit jusqu'à 17 ans , étudiants, handicapés, demandeurs d'emplois        
 Journées de gratuité : le mardi et le 1er dimanche de chaque mois        
 Tarif entrée 1 adulte (le dimanche)   2.00   2.00 
 Tarif réduit des visites commentées    2.00   2.00 
 Tarif groupe adulte (à partir de 5 personnes)   2.50   2.50 
 Tarif normal des visites commentées    4.00   4.00 
 Ateliers - jeux pendant les vacances (enfants de Poitiers)   4.00   4.00 
 Tarif entrée 1 adulte   4.50   4.50 
 Anniversaires (enfants de Poitiers)   5.00   5.00 
 Ateliers - jeux pendant les vacances (enfants hors Poitiers)    6.00   6.00 
 Anniversaires (enfants hors de Poitiers)    7.00   7.00 
Means of payment

Cheques, Cash And Bank card.

Information / address and phone number
Tél :  : +33 5 49 41 07 53