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Housing some of the finest collections of the Art Nouveau movement, Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy is a popular site for art and architecture lovers. Spearheaded by Émile Gallé and made famous by Anton Gaudi, Art Nouveau was at the height of its popularity in the early 20th century. Here, take in the movement's artistry through glassware, ceramics, and furniture exhibits. The "Dawn and Dusk Bed" by Émile Gallé and "Death of the Swan Piano" by Louis Majorelle are two of the many famous pieces on display in the museum's main building. Put Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nancy trip planner.
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy reviews
One of the best places to see examples of art nouveau in the world, and that is why we came here. Good experience but we definitely wanted more. The displays were limited. We spent the day from...
One of the best places to see examples of art nouveau in the world, and that is why we came here. Good experience but we definitely wanted more. The displays were limited. We spent the day from... more »
As an art historian well versed in museums all over the world i expected more museum quality items. Many were mediocre. Friendly staff. Uphill walk from the center.
As an art historian well versed in museums all over the world i expected more museum quality items. Many were mediocre. Friendly staff. Uphill walk from the center. more »
We visited the house on August 14. You must park your car in one of the surrounding streets. There is a mandatory way to see the different rooms and in each room someone will ask your attention not...
We visited the house on August 14. You must park your car in one of the surrounding streets. There is a mandatory way to see the different rooms and in each room someone will ask your attention not... more »
A lovely little museum with a very rich collection of art-nouveau furniture and vases. You can also buy a combined ticket to visit both the museum and Villa Majorelle. In the garden, there is an outdoor café (at least in the summer) where people can have some rest and have a drink after visiting the museum.
What a wonderful museum. Must visit for art nouveau lovers.
Absolutely devine. So many beautiful pieces of furniture, paintings and objet d’arts. Great surrounding garden to have a drink and relax. Free for students
Okay, to address some of the 1 star reviews I read this isn't a purpose built museum, so don't expect it to be like one. It is a bunch of Art Nouveau artifacts in a haut-bourgeois mansion built in the 1900's. Don't expect cloakrooms, left luggage facilities, consideration for your pets, please. What you do get is an interesting collection of artifacts and a few pictures in the Art Nouveau style presented in something like their natural setting. It looks good and is informative. The audio guide can be downloaded, free WiFi in the reception, and has a heap of helpful descriptions about what you're looking at. It is a bit buggy, some links don't work quite properly. There's a garden, closed when we visited, as it was December with snow and frost on the ground. I think this would be good to visit.
This is a really rare gem in Nancy when it comes to Art Nouveau! I really read up it's history before I visited and its absolutely worth it. It's not too far from the city centre and Nancy railway station. You can get information about transportation to the museum from the tourism office. It started in 1964 and house in a former private château by the famous glassmaker, Émile Gallé. It's surrounded by a beautiful garden with an aquarium pavilion and a funeral monument in art nouveaux style. The main building has two sections of which one was built in late 1800s and the other in 1912 by architect, Lucien Weißenburger. Inside is just breathtaking and it doesn't follow a certain order but rather grouped in a way to reflect how art nouveaux style fits into the everyday. From stunning vases and glass bowls by Émile Gallé to spectacular lamps by Louis Majorelle (of the Daum factory displaying in Nancy Musée des Beaux-Arts) and bedroom and dining room furnishings! There's two levels of absolutely exquisite collections from leadlight glassware to furnitures and more. There's no lift access to the second level but it's wheelchair friendly entrance and the first floor exhibition and the garden. I left absolutely inspired and impressed with this art form of what's rarely known as modern style noodle style that draws on the aesthetic of curved lines! As a reaction against excessive industrialization and heavily reproduced old style arts, art nouveau sets remarkable new waves of aesthetic beauty in artform. I highly recommend visiting this gem of a museum and really appreciate this art movement of art nouveaux in the city that started it all, Nancy. It costs a mere €6.00 and absolutely worth it and suitable for all ages.
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