Museum Bossuet

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


Museum Bossuet - Meaux

An exceptional place, the Palace carries the mark of the illustrious host to whom it was home.
The low rooms of the 12th century 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’s 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.
Regarding the 17th-century, 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 works 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… Edmé Bouchardon, Louis Ernest Barrias, Jean-François Gechter, as well as anonymous medieval artists sculptures.
A room shows documents evoking Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux from 1682 to 1704.

  • Equipements

    Public WC

    Exhibition space

    Car park


    Coach parking

  • Services

    Guided tours

  • Openning

    From 01/04 to 31/10
    Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed on Tuesday.
    Closed exceptionally on May 1st and July 14th.

    From 01/11 to 31/03
    Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm. On Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

  • Costs

    Reduced price: 3 €
    Adult: from 4 €.

    Free entry for children < 18 years, the students.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

  • Spoken language