Maison des Chevaliers - Musée d'Art Sacré du Gard

2 Rue Saint Jacques 2, rue Saint Jacques   30130 Pont-Saint-Esprit
Maison des Chevaliers - Musée d'Art Sacré du Gard
2 Rue Saint Jacques 2, rue Saint Jacques   30130 Pont-Saint-Esprit
A medieval residence serving as a showcase for collections, the Maison des Chevaliers, entirely classified as a Historic Monument, is one of the jewels of the Gard's heritage. Behind this enigmatic name lies the perfectly preserved residence of a rich dynasty of merchants from the Rhone valley. Built from the 12th century, the house has undergone many transformations. Discover the 14th century Royal Court of Justice with its impressive proportions and two 15th century ceremonial rooms decorated with a sumptuous and strikingly modern décor. On the magnificent painted ceilings, alternating with a programme of coats of arms, exotic animals, fantastic beings and scenes of daily life depict the imagination of medieval man. A Sacred Secular MuseumWhat is the relationship between a Romanesque Virgin, a soldier's statuette from a Chinese tomb, an African mask and a Cretan icon? Different from the traditional fine arts museums, the Musée d'Art Sacré du Gard brings together objects that we are not used to seeing together. The meaning of these works is today obscure for most of us... The Musée laïque d'art sacré du Gard offers a bold and original cultural approach to sacred art and enlightens you on the meaning of the works in its collection. Open all year roundSeptember to June: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pmJuly / August: 10am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 6.30pmClosed on MondaysExceptional closures on Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, Whit Monday, 1 May, 8 May, 14 July, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December. Wearing a mask is compulsory except for children under 11 years old

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