Musée d'Arts de Nantes
Located near the Château of the Dukes of Brittany, the Cathedral and the Jardin des Plantes, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Oratory Chapel combine together into an outstanding cultural hub.
The museum is located in a residential area and despite the architectural quality of the museum buildings, it stands apart from the axis formed by the cathedral, the castle, the Lieu Unique cultural centre, and the conference centre.
The new Musée d'arts in Nantes aims to transform the image of the district by renovating and transforming the former Palais des Beaux-Arts and adding a new extension housing the contemporary art collection, a new documentation and graphic arts centre, a sculpture court, and a new link to the seventeenth-century Oratory Chapel, where contemporary art is also exhibited.
The transformation of this museum complex involved the creation of a coherent architectural and cultural itinerary. This was made possible by the new extension, which connects the historic buildings that form the new Musée d'arts in Nantes . In architectural terms, the intention has been to open up the museum to the city, making it more accessible and democratic.