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Musée d’Art Religieux

Museum ,  Sacred art in Blois
Free
  • The diocesan museum presents a variety of collections: statuary (stone and wood, from the 15th to the 19th century), an important collection of liturgical silverware, including the ciborium from Vendôme (16th century, silver), collections of reliquaries, 18th-century paperolles (rare) and a remarkable set of paramentiques from the Carmel de Blois: chasubles and antependium embroidered with gold thread around 1660.

    The museum preserves works of obvious artistic interest, as well as objects...
    The diocesan museum presents a variety of collections: statuary (stone and wood, from the 15th to the 19th century), an important collection of liturgical silverware, including the ciborium from Vendôme (16th century, silver), collections of reliquaries, 18th-century paperolles (rare) and a remarkable set of paramentiques from the Carmel de Blois: chasubles and antependium embroidered with gold thread around 1660.

    The museum preserves works of obvious artistic interest, as well as objects of no great commercial value, but which bear witness to popular piety over the years.
    The museum's library contains incunabula, illuminated manuscripts (15th century) and, for example, a 16th-century book with the Medici coat of arms engraved on the edge.
    These are very interesting collections, but the Jacobins' cramped conditions make it impossible to present them in their entirety.
    The current exhibition, "L'or du ciel" ("Gold from Heaven"), focuses on liturgical goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, taking visitors on a journey through the shapes of chalices, ciboria, monstrances, incense burners, shuttles and pixids, from the 15th century to the present day.

    Openings:
    Wednesdays and weekends, and Tuesday to Sunday during school vacations.
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
  • All year
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM
    6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM
    6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM
    6:00 PM
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