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Priory Museum (Musee Maurice Denis - Le Prieure)

2 B rue Maurice Denis, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
+33 1 39 07 87 87
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 B rue Maurice Denis, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
+33 1 39 07 87 87

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Maurice Denis lived and created most of his works in the peak impressionist period, around 1890 to 1925. He was fortunate in his friends, such as Paul Gauguin and Edouard Veuillard. The grand maison and garden where he lived now houses his works and a...More

Thank SurfStrider
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were staying in Saint Germain en Laye on our way to Paris. The Musee Maurice Denis was a highlight of our stay. It's beautiful. It's small enough so you can experience the art without feeling rushed and overwhelmed, and consequently the experience is more...More

Thank ann s
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A small Museum dedicated to Maurice Denis and other nabis artists. This historic building also includes a charming garden (free access) and the painter workshop (not open for visits).

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I did not expect much when I walked from the RER station to the Maurice Denis Museum - The Priory - but a wonderful surprise awaited me. Maurice Denis (1870-1943) had, in 1914, bought a derelict hospital building which he transformed into a home for...More

1  Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I knew there were two museums in St. Germain, I just started walking, not expecting much, no camera. What I found completely amazed me. I was inspired by the museums of the artists who were taught by the greats! The paintings are less well known...More

Thank Lovethesea51
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The Museum is inside the building on several levels with work from various artists including Gauguin, but sculptures dot the beautiful garden which has several winding paths. The workshop was closed during my visit, but they do hold art classes at different times of the...More

2  Thank elainetravels
Reviewed 3 December 2014

we went there as we landed with Friends in Saint Germain en Laye. I am sorry to say that there is nothing to visit, nothing to see, fortunately it is free. Good point : it was raining and we managed to spend 10 mns out...More

Thank Kikifamily
Reviewed 9 September 2012

A member of the Nabis movement Maurice Denis lived in this house and collected all the works of art displayed here. Good museum well laid out not expensive entry. pleasant gardens. There are often exhibitions here as well

5  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 27 October 2011

fantastic collection of nabis paintings, a little known movement that occured in between more well known impressionnists and the Pont Aven school (Gauguin). The place is beautifull and quiet; paintings are well presented and give a great glimpse at this high period of french art....More

5  Thank famille_LENIQUE
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