Musee des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne

During our recent trip to Carcassonne, France, one of the places I enjoyed other than the medieval walled Cite was the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne. The museum is located at 15 boulevard Camille Pelletan. Without looking at my Google Maps we knew we were there as the building was strategically fronting a quaint park, Square Gambetta, and there were several sculptures across the museum.

Entrance was free, and the lady at the Reception was warm and friendly. She gave us some handouts in English and as we walked through the galleries there was ample information about the artists and the pieces exhibited. The museum showcased paintings that date back to the 17th century, and work from the local artists.

During our visit there were only a handful of visitors, as we got there as soon as it opened on a Sunday morning. Walking through the galleries was a feast to the eyes, and it was a good way to spend some quiet time admiring the art pieces. D and I quite enjoyed our visit here and I’m glad we got to spend some time in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne.

By MrsWayfarer

Living Free and Making a Difference


  1. I didn’t get a chance to check out the musée des Beaux-Arts in Carcassonne, as I only had a day in town (and focused mostly on the fortified Old Town). The museum looks gorgeous, and even better that it’s free!

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      1. Still free indeed. During my visit to Carcassonne, I took refuge in the museum to escape the cold gusts of wind. There is a comprehensive collection of paintings from the 17th to the 21st century, with several well-known signatures. If you can’t visit more prestigious museums, it’s a good overview of art during this period.

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