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The Bossuet museum is located in the Episcopal Palace of Meaux, at the heart of the City enceinte of Gallo-Roman ramparts also home to a cathedral, the chapter building and the episcopal garden.

An exceptional place, the Palace carriers in the mark of the illustrious host to which it was home.

Low 12th century rooms on the garden side house temporary exhibitions.

It was built during the Renaissance by Guillaume Briçonnet, initiator of the Brotherhood of Meaux.

On the first floor, the Synod room, large apartments, the chapel and annexes are home to the museum is Fine Art collections. Paintings and sculptures supplement the major directions of the collections in the building.

The 16th century is represented by the “Déposition de Croix” by Frans Floris.
French culture, art, museums in seine-et-marne
Sightseeing in Seine-et-Marne: Painting and Sculpture in 77
Sightseeing in Seine-et-Marne: Painting and Sculpture in 77
French culture, art, museums in seine-et-marne

The 17th-century, for which the works of the Meaux painter Jean Senelle, offer a particular vision as well as those of Bon de Boullogne, Noël Coypel, François Verdier, Jean Tassel and the Le Nain brothers.

The 18th-century shines with the work of Carle Van Loo, Jean-François de Troy et Charles-Antoine Coypel.

The 19th-century collection includes among others works by Jean-François Millet, Charles Daubigny, Alexandre Decamps, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Camille Roqueplan, Hippolyte Sebron, Herman Loeschin… Sculpture is represented by Edmé Bouchardon, Louis Ernest Barrias, Jean-François Gechter, as well as anonymous medieval artists.

A room shows documents evoking Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux from 1682 to 1704.

Musée Bossuet
Palais épiscopal
5, place Charles de Gaulle
77100 Meaux
Tel: +33 (0)1 64 34 84 45

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