Le Nord, le Département est là
Le Nord, le Département est là

En raison d’un chantier de réhabilitation de l’escalier monumental de l’Hôtel de la Noble-Cour, la salle « Chambre des merveilles » (salle 12) est inaccessible jusqu'en avril 2024. La circulation à l’intérieur du musée est également modifiée.

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Blessed architecture! The passion of a collector

15 February 2020 - 30 August 2020
Suitable for all visitors

No collection exists without passion… Blessed Architecture! will present for the first time to the public a collection to which a man devoted more than forty years of his life. He who dreamed of becoming an architect developed a passion for the Flemish and Dutch paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, depicting the interiors of churches in perspective, a real challenge for the artist!

At the end of the 16th century when the conflict between the Protestants and the Catholics was in full swing, artists, with full baroque ardour, were inventing a new way of representing the divine. So, they produced grandiose light-filled churches with majestic architectural lines, exalted by spirituality. Without however omitting the scenes of everyday life which took place there, with men, women, children and animals… thus linking the terrestrial world to the celestial.

Through research and opportunities, a unique collection of around fifty paintings, representative of the architectural painting of the Northern School, was assembled by this collector.

Rates and Visits

Only on reservation : +33 (0)3 59 73 45 59

6€ / reduced rate 4€ / free for under 26


School groups

Free unguided visits for school children and accompanying adults

On reservation.

+33 (0)3 59 73 45 59

Adult groups

Unguided visits (starting at 10 persons) reduced rate 4€

Guided visit (max 9 people) 
130€ (1h), 175€ (1h30), 200€ (2h)

Outside guides are authorised upon request at the following rates:130€ (1h), 175€ (1h30), 200€ (2h)

+33 (0)3 59 73 45 59

Free of charge for disabled visitors and accompanying person

The complete exhibition is accessible.


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