Musée Saint-Loup

Museum ,  Museum of natural history ,  Archaeology ,  Fine arts ,  History ,  Prehistory ,  Natural sciences at Troyes

Musée Saint-Loup ext.jpg©Musée de Troyes
SalleWatteau - St Loup.jpg©Musée de Troyes
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Trésor monétaire de Chaillouet-St Loup.jpg©JM Protte
Loutre - Musée St Loup.jpg©Daniel Le Nevé
  • Saint Loup (383-478), a bishop of Troyes, saved the city in 451 from pillaging by the hordes ofBeaux ArtsAttila, who was the monarch of the Huns. The former abbey built in the bishop’s honour was destroyed around 887 by the invading Normans. It was rebuilt on its present site in the 17th and 18th c. and then enlarged in the 19th and 20th c.

    The Saint-Loup Museum is an encyclopaedic museum that houses a wide variety of collections, such as fine arts (painting, sculpture and furniture), archaeology and natural history.

    Masterpieces of French painting from the 14th to the 19th c. (Champaigne, Létin, École de Barbizon, Tassel, Mignard, Natoire, Watteau and Greuze) can be seen alongside paintings by european artists such as Spranger, Vasari, Rubens and Bellotto.

    In sculpture, the medieval period is represented by rare pieces from the cathedral as well as the churches of Troyes and its area.
    From the 17th to the 19th c., the great masters of Troyes are represented: Girardon, a sculptor of Louis XIV, whose Bust of the Sun King is on display, and Dubois and Simart, whose studio works is held by the Museum.
    Three bronze sculptures, copies of the Museum’s originals, can be admired at the nearby place Saint-Nizier.

    In archaeology, antiquities from ancient Greece and Egypt rub shoulders with regional pieces,such as the Pouan Treasure, a prestigious ensemble of arms and jewels in gold or garnet from the era of the Invasions, Vaupoisson Apollo (one of the most beautiful Gallo-Roman bronzes discovered in France), and the monetary treasure of the Gallo-Roman villa of Chaillouet, among others.

    Natural History
    The Museum of Natural History has on display fossils, a rich collection of meteorites and naturalized animals in dioramas of their natural environment, which are highly appreciated by young visitors.

    Exceptional closing on November 11
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Medias
  • Activities
    • Activities
  • Equipment
    • Garden
    • Toilets
Payments methods
  • CAF coupons
  • Bank card
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Visa
  • Rates
  • Adult
    5,50 €
  • Free

    • Free for people under 18 and students under 25 (with supporting evidence). Free the first Sunday of the month (except during the temporary exhibitions). Free for everybody from November 1 to March 31.

  • Group
    3 €
  • Student
    3 €
  • From November 1, 2018
    until March 31, 2019
  • Monday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Friday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00
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  • Chaleur

    À l entrée j ai du faire demi tour pour éviter un malaise à l intérieur une chaleur vous prenant à la gorge cependant un extérieur bien entretenu