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Avallon, Musée de l'Avallonnais
Founded in 1862 the museum was installed in the former 17th century college.
Known for its collections of mineralogy, paleontology and its rich archeological material, the Avallon Museum is changing in order to exhibit collections brought together by various the art lovers and artists who created it, and to accept new gifts.
In particular it offers the public works of the painter Georges Rouault, of the goldsmith Jean Després, and of the sculptor Pierre Vigoureux.

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  Fine arts Archeology History
It was generations of local scholars, collectors and donors, often heavily involved in politics on behalf of the Republic, who put together the Museum's collections. They came to together in a study society, the symbol of the curiosity, and the intellectual and economic vitality of Avallon, thereby facilitating the museum.
Through a wide range of works, including of their own making, such artists as the sculptors Loiseau-Bailly and Vigoureux and the goldsmith Després described the history of the Avallon region. It is also thanks to them that the Museum has some of the youthful works of Rouault, "Stella Matutina"; and "Stella Vespertina", which lead to obtaining the famous "Miserere"

Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
Musée de l'Avallonnais 5 rue du Collège 89200 Avallon

tel. : 03 86 34 03 19

Website :
e-mail :

Shop (museum opening hours)
Library by appointment
Days open: every weekend, school holidays (all zones) and public holidays, and every day from 1st July to 30 September.
Hours: 2pm to 6pm
Weekly closure: Tuesdays.

Entrance fees
Entrance free