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Chalon-sur-Saône, Musée Vivant Denon
The Denon Museum in Chalon-sur-Saône owes its name to a man from Chalon, Dominique-Vivant Denon, draughtsman, engraver, writer, traveller, diplomat, first Director of the Louvre and "Napoleon 1st's Minister of Culture".

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  Fine arts Archeology Ethnology
The Denon Museum is made up of two main sections: the fine arts section has on display, apart from a room of graphic works mainly of Denon, some remarkable French, Italian, Flemish and Dutch paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries. The archeological collections illustrate man's presence in the Chalon region 100,000 years ago.

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

Joconde database
Practical information
Musée Denon
Place de l'hôtel de Ville
71100 Chalon-sur-Saône

tel. : 03 85 94 74 41
fax : 03 85 94 70 03

e-mail :

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study room - of the collections - documentation room - courses - shop - toilets

• The museum is open every day
(except Tuesday and holidays)

From 9.30pm to 12 noon
and from 2pm to 5.30pm


Entrance fees

Entrance to the museum is free

Discovery Tours: free
Sundays with Themes: 6 € / person (free up to 18 years)

The Fine Arts / archeology workshops (Young People): free

Also at the museum

The museum makes available upon request its varied documentation to researchers and students.
Education Department:
The museum's education department has a rich programme of guided visits for pupils from nursery school through to college:
guided visits to the permanent collections
visits to special programmes
discovery visits in partnership with the educational departments of the heritage area and the Nicéphore Nièpce museum for a transversal approach