3bis rue Jean Jaurès - 86000 POITIERS
 +33 5 49 41 07 53
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The Sainte-Croix museum, built in 1974 in Poitiers, is the first museum in Poitou-Charentes for the wealth of its collections of art and archeology.

Regional prehistory is represented with an exceptional set of engravings of the Grotte de la Marche (located in Lussac-les-Châteaux). Gallo-Roman antiquity introduces the visitor to the city of Pictons, under the protective gaze of Athena, first-century marble statue of the 1st century AD. AD
Beautiful carved sarcophagi testify to the art of Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages.
A series of sculptures recall the extraordinary influence of the Romanesque workshops in Poitou.

The fine arts course unfolds from the 14th century to contemporary art.
The major artistic trends of the 19th century (neoclassicism, orientalism, ingression, symbolism) invite the visitor to the remarkable ensemble of Camille Claudel's seven sculptures.
Modern art of the early 20th century is brilliantly illustrated by paintings by Mondrian, Bonnard, Vuillard, Sisley, Marquet ...

Opening hours of the Holy Cross Museum to the public :

►from 1 January to 20 June and from 17 September to 31 December
Tuesday to Friday: 10h-18h
Saturday and Sunday: 13h-18h

► from June 21st to September 16th
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-18h
night on tuesday until 8 pm

Closed Mondays and holidays except Thursday Ascension, July 14 and August 15

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· Auditorium


· Shop
· Wifi

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· Animation group
· Concerts
· Conferences
· Workshop for children


3bis rue Jean Jaurès
Tel : +33 5 49 41 07 53

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Disabled access, Groups accepted

Tarif entrée 1 adulte (le dimanche)
2 euros
Tarif réduit des visites commentées
2 euros
Tarif groupe adulte (à partir de 5 personnes)
2.50 euros
Tarif normal des visites commentées
4 euros
Ateliers - jeux pendant les vacances (enfants de Poitiers)
4 euros
Tarif entrée 1 adulte
4.50 euros
Anniversaires (enfants de Poitiers)
5 euros
Ateliers - jeux pendant les vacances (enfants hors Poitiers)
6 euros
Anniversaires (enfants hors de Poitiers)
7 euros
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Including 290 underground parking spaces.
Access 4 bis, rue Henri Oudin.
Open from 7:30 to 21h.
Different rates and subscriptions, inquire at the reception.
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Poitiers Tourist Office
45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
Tél. : +33(0)5 49 41 21 24 - Fax : +33(0)5 49 88 65 84 - contact us by email
From 21 September to 19 June: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
From 20 June to 18 September: from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm