FRANCE - rest

(Sorted in alphabetical order by the name of the town)


Musée Boucher-de-perthes, abbeville

24, rue Gontier-Patin, 
80100 Abbeville, France

Tel. +33 - 3 - 22 24 08 49

Open everyday from 14h to 18h, except Tuesday.

The collection of the Museum - assembled by Jacques Boucher de Perthes and Roger Agache - includes prehistoric pieces and different works from French and Flemish painters.

   bronze verion of 'Psaume' by Camille Claudel

Musée-bibliothèque pierre-andré benoit, alès-en-cévennes

Château de Rochebelle
52, montée des Lauriers
30100 Alès, France

Tel. +33 - 4 - 66 86 98 69

Closed on Monday, the whole month February, 1 May, 25 December and the 1 January.

   C. Claudel, 'Étude pour l’Hamadryade', bronze



Musée de parieu, aurillac

Palais des Etats de Bourgogne
Place de la Sainte-Chapelle
F-21000 Dijon, France

Tel. +33 - 4 - 71 48 42 56

Open every day, except Tuesday and sunday morning.
Free entrance.

  'Buste d’Auguste Rodin' in bronze by Camille      Claudel

Musée calvet, avignon

Hôtel Villeneuve-Martignan
65, rue Joseph Vernet, France

Tel. +33 - 4 - 90 86 33 84

Open every day, except Tuesday.

The Museum in Avignon obtains a collection of about 28,000 pieces from the categories archeology, fine art, craft and ethnology. It ranks with 31 others as musée classé français

   Claudel: 'Jeune Romain' in bronze

Musée Albert-André, Bagnols-sur-Cèze

Hôtel de Ville
Place Mallet
F-30200 Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France

Tel. +33 - 4 - 66 50 50 56
Tel. +33 - 4 - 66 90 75 80 (Conservation)
Fax +33 - 4 - 66 90 74 27

In 1917, the painter Albert André became curator of this Museum. Supported by his artistic friends Renoir, Monet, Signac, Marquet, Bonnard, Jean Puy, de Rouart, Vollard, Durand-Ruel, Elie Faure, Paul Clémenceau, he was able to assemble this remarkable collection of modern art.

The donation of George and Adèle Besson in 1971, with several works of the impressionists and  post-impressionnists, enriched the collection with works of Matisse, Bonnard, Van Dongen, Berthe Morisot, Maillol, Picasso, Rodin and Camille Claudel.




Musée municipal, barentin

Hôtel de Ville
Place de la Libération 
F - 76360 Barentin

Tel. +33 - 2 - 32 94 90 20

Open every day, except saturday afternoon and sunday.

The main categories of the collection are archeology, fine art, craft and history.

   'Bust of Auguste Rodin' in bronze by C. Claudel

Musée joseph denais, beaufort-en-vallée

Place Notre-Dame
F-49250 Beaufort-en-Vallée

Tel. +33 - 2 - 41 57 40 50

Main subjects: archeology, modern and contemporary art, craft and natural science.

The Museum was inaugurated in 1894, when Joseph Denais donated his archeological collection to his native town. Later, the collection was enlarged by fine arts, principally sculpture.

   Claudel: 'La Petite Châtelaine' in bronze


Musée DES BEAUX-ARTS de Cambrai

15, rue de l'Epée
F-59400 Cambrai, France

Tel. +33 - 3 - 27 82 27 90
Fax +33 - 3 - 27 82 27 91

Chief Curator: Ms Françoise Magny

The Museum owns, among others, two works of Rodin, a bust of Anatole France by Antoine Bourdelle (1919) and the following work of Camille Claudel:

  'L 'Abandon', bronze, large model, 1905, 62 
     cm high, purchased by the French State 
     in 1908



Musée d'art et d'archéologie hôtel fouquet, château-gontier

rue jean Bourré - BP 402
F-53204 Château-Gontier

Tel. +33 - 2 - 43 07 26 42
Fax +33 - 2 - 43 07 23 24

Open from June till September: 
Wednesday - Sunday, 1h p.m. to 6h p.m.

In the middle of the 20th century, M. Boullet-Lacroix presented the public his collection of Italian and Greek antique in the Hôtel Fouquet. This basic inventory was enriched by medieval, national archeology, modern and contemporary art, craft and religious art. In addition, the military section informs about history and arms. 

   charcoal drawing by Camille Claudel: 'Portrait 
     de la Comtesse de Maigret'




Musée bertrand, Châteauroux

2, rue Descente-des-cordeliers
F-36000 Châteauroux

Tel. +33 - 2 - 54 61 12 30

Subjects: nationl archeology, Middle Ages, craft, fine art (modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures) and literature. 

  'Buste de Paul Claudel à treize ans', bronze

  'Sacountala', plaster


Musée Jean de La Fontaine, Château-Thierry

12, rue Jean de La Fontaine
F-02400 Château-Thierry

Tel. +33 - 3 - 23 69 05 60
Fax +33 - 3 - 23 84 86 99

Open every day, except Tuesday. Closed on 1 May, the national holiday (14 July, "jeudi de l'Ascension"), 15 August, 1 and 11 November and 25 December.

Initiated by the Société historique et archéologique de Château-Thierry the 18 December 1876, the collection was enlarged by rich donators, who where passionated by the poet La Fontaine. The political supported acquisition of unique works from the 17th to the 20th century made further contribution to the inventory. 

In addition, the museum shows modern and contemporary art, religious art, craft, and the collection of miniatures by baron Feuillet de Conches (19th century).

  'Bust of Ferdinand de Massary', plaster

   'Buste de Paul Claudel à 37 ans', bronze

Musée Thomas-Henry, Cherbourg

Centre Culturel
rue Vastel
F-50100 Cherbourg

Tel. +33 - 2 - 33 23 39 30
Fax +33 - 2 - 33 23 39 31

Open evryday, except Monday. Closed on holiday.

The expert of the Royal Museums, Thomas Henry, founded this Museum in 1835, based on his personal collection. Later expanded by the legacy of the painter J-F. Millet and of M Ono, the uncle of his wife.

The museum shows 300 Italian paintings of the northern school, a tour through the French history of art and especially, about 30 paintings of Jean-François Millet, who was born 1814 in La Hague.

Artists are for example: Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Brueghel de Velours, Murillo Clouet, Champaigne, Chardin, David, J.F Millet, G. Fouace, Le Veel. 

  Camille Claudel: 'Giganti', bronze


Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand

45, rue Ballainvilliers
F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand

Tel. +33 - 4 - 73 91 37 31
Fax +33 - 4 - 73 92 90 10

In the former hôpital des Charitains, the Museum opened its doors in 1860, based on the collection of the scholar J-B Bouillet. In 1903, the inventory was transferred to another building, which was built with the legacy of J-B Bargoin. 

National archeology (prehistoric and gallic) and oceanic works.

  'Bust of Louise de Massary', bronze by C. 

Musée Municipal, Draguignan

9, rue de la République
F-83300 Draguignan

Tel. +33 - 4 - 94 47 28 80

Open every day, except sunday .

Archeology: prehistory, protohistory, gallic-roman period, Middle Ages.
Fine art: Italian, Flemish and French paintings and sculptures.
Craft: stoneware and ceramics.
Chinese collection.
Natural sciences.

  Camille Claudel: 'Rêve au coin du feu', marble

Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Guéret

Hôtel de la Sénatorerie
22, avenue de la Sénatorerie
F-23000 Guéret

Tel. +33 - 5 - 55 52 07 20
Fax +33 - 5 - 55 52 07 20

Open every day, partially only by arrangement.
Closed on 1 January, 1 and 8 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 and 11 November, 25 December, Easter, Ascension and  Pentecost.

The Société des sciences naturelles et antiquités de la Creuse installed this Museum in 1832. Since 1970, the town Guéret owns this collection of foreign antiques, protohistoric and gallic archeology, religious art, craft and fine art:

  C. Claudel: 'Bust of Auguste Rodin', bronze

Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur

rue de l'Homme de Bois
Place Erik Satie
F-14600 Honfleur

Tel. +33 - 2 - 31 89 54 00
Fax +33 - 2 - 31 89 54 06

Open every day, except Tuesday.
Closed on 1 May, 14 July, 25 December and 1-10 January.

The painter Alexandre Dubourg founded in his hometown this Museum, based on the depot of the Museum of Rouen. The collection was enriched by donations of regional artists, especially by the legacy of Eugène Boudin in 1889. 

In addition: Paintings of l'Ecole St. Siméon, religious art, craft, photography, ethnology and history. 
Some artists are, amoung others: Courbet, Monet, Jongkind, Boudin, Dufy, Vallotton.

  Claudel: 'Femme de Gérardmer', charcoal 



Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Laon

32, rue Georges-Ermant
F-02000 Laon

Tel. +33 - 3 - 23 20 19 87
Fax +33 - 3 - 23 22 30 85

Open every day, partially only by arrangement.
Closed on Monday and on 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, 25 December.

Foreign antiques: Greek, Roman, Egyptian
National archeology: prehistoric, protohistoric, gallic-roman, palaeo-christian, medieval.
Modern architecture.
Religious art.
Craft: ceramics, furniture
Fine art: drawings (depot), print graphic, paintings and sculpture.
Military section: arms.
Others: numismatics (depot). 

  Four ancient reproductions of Claudel's 
     drawings: A Quiet Nap, A Fischerwoman, 
     Old Granny, Docteur Jeans.

Palais des beaux arts/Musée de Lille

Place de la République

The Palais des Beaux-Arts, first provincial museum, was closed for five years to be restored. Today, with 22,000 sqm exhibition space, it is a major art museum with a large collection of paintings and drawings.

Camille Claudel works:

   'Giganti', bronze

   'Buste of Louise de Massary', terra-cotta

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Bd. du 14. Juillet
F-13500 Martigues, France

Tel. + 33 - 442 - 80 66 06
Fax + 33 - 442 - 80 33 26

This small museum's Rodin work is based on the legacy of Pierre-Antide Edmond Bigand-Kaire (1847-1924), who was a friend of Rodin, Redon, Moreau and other artists. The 1992 exhibition, organized by Gérard Fabre, gave an overview of Bigand-Kaire's life and several sculptures and drawings by Rodin. The exhibition catalog reprints ca. 200 letters to Rodin and Rodin's answers.

  'Bust of Rodin' by Camille Claudel, plaster,      patinated with wax, 42 cm high,
     donation Contencin.


Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers

61, rue Saint-Simplicien
F-86000 Poitiers

Tel. +33 - 5 - 49 41 07 53

Open every day (the opening hours differ from winter to summer).
Closed on Monday and on holiday.

Fine art: mainly Flemish paintings and French school of the end of the 18th century. Roman and Renaissance sculpture. Drawing cabinet with print graphic.  
National archeology: medieval.
Natural sciences (depot): botanic, minerals, ornithology
Others: numismatics of the collection Babinet. 

Works of Camille Claudel:

  'L’Abandon', small model, bronze

  'La Valse', bronze

  'La Fortune', bronze

  'Niobide Blessée', bronze

  'La Profonde Pensée' or 'Intimité', marble

  Chief model of 'La Profonde Pensée' or 
     'Intimité', bronze


Musée d'Art et d'Industrie/ La Piscine, Roubaix

23 rue de l'Espérance
F-59100 Roubaix

Tel. +33 - 3 - 20 69 23 64
Fax +33 - 3 - 20 69 23 61

Open every day, except Monday and holiday.

First inaugurated in 1835 as industrial museum, it made the development over an integrated museum to the engineering school to the Grand Musée of these days.

The main categories of the collection combine: architecture and urbanism, fine art and crafts, european and African ethonology, numismaticism, music instruments and industrial pieces.

Artists are amoung others: Fantin-Latour, Marquet, Gérôme, Ingres, Van Dongen, Kupka, Lempicka, Weerts, Cogghe, Foujita, Dufy, Lambert-Rucki, Pierre Bonnard, Rodin and Camille Claudel.

  'Bust of Rodin', bronze

  'La Petite Châtelaine', marble

Musée des Beaux-arts, Toulon

113, boulevard du Maréchal Leclerc
F-83000 Toulon

Tel. +33 - 4 - 94 36 81 00
Fax +33 - 4 - 94 89 57 21

Open every day, except holiday.
Closed on Christmas, 1 January, Easter, Pentecost, 1 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 and 11 November.

Contemporary and modern art (paintings, sculptures, photography and graphics).
Paintings of artists from the Provence (17th till 20th century). 
Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental antiques.
National archeology: gallic-roman.
Crafts: furniture.
Asian and Islamic pieces.
Military collection: arms. 

Artists are amoung others: Michel Serre, Fragonard, Simon Julien, Emile Loubon, Vincent Courdouan, Alexis Mossa, Eugène Carrière, Ribot, Ziem, Arman, César, Yves Klein, Jean Degottex, Sigmar Polke, Robert Filliou, Richard Long, Martial Raysse, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Deschamps, Gisèle Freund. 

  'Jeune Romain', bronze by Camille Claudel


Musée des Augustins, Toulouse

Monastère des Augustins
21, rue de Metz
F-31000 Toulouse

Tel. +33 - 5 - 61 22 21 82
Fax +33 - 5 - 61 22 34 69

Opened from Friday till Tuesday.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Romanesque and gothic sculpture, and monumental sculpture of the 19th century. 
Religious painting from the 15th to the 18th century. French paintings of the 17th, 18th and 19th century (School of Toulouse).

Artists are amoung others: Corot, Delacroix, Le Guerchin, Ingres, Pérugin, Rivals, Troy, Tournies, Van Dyck, Rubens, Guido Reni, Murillo, Guardi, Philippe de Champaigne, Oudry, Falguière, J.P. Laurens, Courbet, Toulouse-Lautrec. 

  Camille Claudel: 'Jeune Romain', bronze


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing

2, rue Paul Doumer
F-59200 Tourcoing

Tel. +33 - 3 - 20 28 91 60
Fax +33 - 3 - 20 76 61 57

Open every afternoon, except Tuesday and holiday.

The Museum conserves the treasure of the church St. Christophe. 
Fine art: Flemish paintings from the 17th century, graphic cabinet (17th, 18th and 20th century), contemporary art. 
Artists are for example: Jean Fautrier, Martin-barré, Antonio-Semeraro, Markus-Raetz, Rembrandt, Fragonard, Daumier, Toulouse-Lautrec, Boilly, Seghers, Quellinus, Rombouts, Albers, Bonnefoi, Bougelet. 

  'Jeune Romain', bronze by Camille Claudel

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