Musée des beaux-arts de Reims

Founded in 1794 with works of art appropriated at the time of the French Revolution from the property of émigrés and religious establishments, the fine art museum collection was housed in the city hall (Hôtel de Ville). When the city authorities acquired the abandoned seminary of the former Abbey of Saint Denis in 1908, the decision was made to transfer the fine art museum there. The current location of the museum partly corresponds to the former abbey palace, which dates from the 18C and was modified in the 19C. This location is far from satisfactory from the point of view of safety and space and there are plans to reshape it or even move it to another district in order to do justice to its remarkable collections.
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