"Visit the Bossuet museum" Meaux Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

Meaux Things to Do: 18 reviews and 84 photos

  Archidiocese palace: the museum
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  • Archidiocese palace: the museum - Meaux
      Archidiocese palace: the museum
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  • A ramp leads you up - Meaux
      A ramp leads you up
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  • Ceilings in the corridors - Meaux
      Ceilings in the corridors
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  • Uhlan - Meaux
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  • British cavalry - Meaux
      British cavalry
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The day I visited the museum, there was a temporary exhibition about WWI, as the Meaux municipality was promoting a future museum dedicated only to WWI; so all the items of this temporary exhibition would soon go to the museum which is under construction.
I did not take time to visit the permanent collections (which were not accessible when I wanted to visit). The museum of Meaux hosts a number of classical paintings and sulptures I may visit one day; I can only show the building a bit of itys architecture and about the temporary exhibition.
The museum is located in the former bishop?s palace, separated from the cathedral by a wide yard; the building, partly a chapel an partly a 16th century brick and stone building (picture 1).
Interesting is that there is no staircase, but a ramp made of bricks which leads to the first level (picture 2), and the ceilings of the rooms and corridors are nicely ornate with fine arches. (picture 3)
There is an introduction to the permanent collections of the museum in the website, and I show here two pictures taken in the temporary exhibition; this exhibition was very interesting in that it showed lots of items from WWI and was neither a weaning exhibition, as sometimes are about wars, neither a winning exhibition, as the French often forget they won the wars with allied troops help; this exhibition was based on daily life (and death) of soldiers of all nationalities, and I show an Uhlan from the German cavalry (picture 4) and a well equipped rider of the British cavalry (picture 5).

Address: 5, place Charles-de-Gaulle
Directions: Next to the Cathedral
Website: http://www.ville-meaux.fr/Musee-Bossuet.html

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  • Written Jun 10, 2009
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