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Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology




The museum of fine arts and archeology of Châlons-en-Champagne was created in 1794 under the name of Departmental Museum to house the movable goods of emigrants and from religious houses. It is one of the most ancient museums in France.


Its permanent rooms were built between 1879 and 1906 along Godart Square. Inside, you will find :

  • A collection of paintings from the 15th to the 20th century presenting a panorama of the European schools (Flemish, Italian, French)
  • Furniture from the 15th century to Art Nouveau
  • Works of art (tapestries, enamels, ivories…)
  • An ornithological cabinet composed of around 2 000 birds from all around the world, it is one of the most important cabinets in France.


The surface is divided into two different areas. One part, of 800m2, is dedicated to the permanent collections. The other one, of 300m2 is dedicated to the temporary exhibitions. Our guide speakers will make you discover the hidden secrets of this cultural landmark.

Rates :

Price per person.


6 €

Duration : 2h

All year long

The "tops"

  • Great painters such as Joos de Momper, Poussin, Courbet, Millet, Daubigny

  • A complete and varied permanent collection

  • One of the most important ornithological cabinets in France