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Museum of fine arts of valence: photo description (Musee des beaux-arts de Valence)

Museum of fine arts in valence is located on the place des Ormeaux is literally surrounded by beautiful buildings, famous landmarks of the city. So, the Museum is located at a short distance from the Cathedral of St. Apollinaris, built in the XI century and renovated in the XVII century. This temple became known in particular as a place of detention and the death of Pope Pius VI in the eighteenth century. Near the Museum you can see two of the famous mansion, one of them is the house of dupré-Latour on the street Parallel, which is known for the sculptural decorations of its interior are decorated in Italian style and depicts scenes from ancient mythology and, in particular, the scene of abduction of the shepherd Paris of the beautiful Helen. Second mansion - "House heads" of the XVI century on the street of Grand Rue.

Museum of fine arts is housed in a mansion that was originally the house of one of the bishops of the city. The building was built in the XVIII century. The Museum presents works of art from the XVI century, including works by local authors, archaeological finds made in the territory of valence and the Drome.

One of the most valuable is the collection of Italian drawings with pastels, executed by Hubert Robert. This French painter, who lived in the XVIII century, known for his landscapes and images of the ruins of the ancient and defunct buildings, and was nicknamed "Robert of the ruins". He spent several years in Italy, and a collection of his works stored in the Museum of valence, is recognized as one of the most important after collections of this artist in the Louvre and the Hermitage.