The Grenoble Museum of arts

Cultural heritage : Museum 9.3/10 Excellent
Fine Arts, Modern/contemporary art, Plastic arts

Considered one of the most prestigious museums in Europe for its collections of ancient art and 20th century art, the museum covers the history of Western painting from the 13th century to the present day, with major works for each period.

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Presented in chronological order, the collections, totalling some 800 painted or sculpted works, are arranged into two distinct large sections. The first is devoted to the great painting schools of the 13th to 19th centuries and to 17th century Europe in particular, with artists such as Rubens, Georges de La Tour, Philippe de Champaigne, La Hyre and Zurbarán, who give the antique art collection its rich splendor.

The 19th century is illustrated by a set of works ranging from Neo-classicism to Impressionism, graced by such great names as Delacroix, Pradier, Fantin-Latour, Monet and Gauguin. The second section presents 20th century art, with key works by the great names in modern art, including Matisse, Picasso, Léger and Ernst, through to the creators of the contemporary period with works by Soulages, Warhol, Nauman, Boltanski and Schütte who, along with many others, have contributed to the museum’s reputation.

This collection is complemented by an extensive collection of drawings, including a number of sheets of great quality. Two of the museum’s rooms are taken up by Egyptian antiquities and Greek and Roman archeology.

Group drop-off possible, coach park 1.5 km away
Museum accessible to people with reduced mobility
4 on-site sanitary facilities, including 2 mb
49 guided tours and 17 workshop tours offered throughout the year.


Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check

Visit to permanent collections - free
Other temporary exhibitions - free

Admission to main temporary exhibition :
Full price €14
Reduced rate 7€* (upon presentation of proof) :

Large families (SNCF cards or family record book) / Alices, Savatou Isère cards / Comité Social de la Ville de Grenoble members / Museum Friends Societies / Grenoble City pass rate, Associations and partners / SEMITAG season ticket holders (on presentation of a valid season ticket) / Grenoble residents on presentation of proof of address less than 3 months old.

*Free, on presentation of proof of address:

Young people under 26; jobseekers; recipients of minimum social benefits (RSA, minimum old-age pension...); disabled persons and 1 accompanying person; veterans; asylum seekers; school groups accompanied by teachers; ICOM (International Council of Museums) cardholders; AICA (International Association of Art Critics) / press / COMEX; members of the Société des Amis du Musée de Grenoble (SAMG); artists on presentation of a Maison des Artistes card (Paris or Regions); partners authorized by agreement with the City of Grenoble.

*Free admission for all:

The 1st Sunday of each month and local or national events: Musées en fête, Nuit des musées, Nocturne des étudiants, Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, Journées d'Art Contemporain, Printemps du Livre within the museum.

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Parking
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Meeting rooms quantity: 2


Tram B / "Notre-Dame Musée"
Buses 16 and 32 / "Notre-Dame Musée"
Access : A48 exit Grenoble Bastille, A480 exit Grenoble centre

  • Latitude: 45.194680
  • longitude: 5.732031


  • Town location
  • In centre of town
  • Close to a public transportation

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