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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.

Hours :

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.


Pricing information

Thematic of the place

Archeology|Art Museum|Thematic Museum

Public price
Base rate - full rate adult : €6.50
Child rate : €5.50
Price with the pass
Base rate - full rate adult : Free
Child rate : Free



3 place de l'abbaye

03 84 38 12 60