Guided tour of the Fine Arts Museum

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The Fine Arts Museum of Dijon is in a newly transformed area of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, open since May 2019 after ten years of renovation work. To discover the collections in this brand-new space, we chose to go on a guided tour, organised by the tourist office.
Architecture that has lived through the centuries
Our guide was waiting for us at the Square des Ducs. We joined a small group of visitors, mainly locals from Dijon who were looking forward to rediscovering the museum’s collections, of over 1,500 artworks. 
Before going inside the building, we admired the architecture of the Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy. The building is made up of several architectural elements, built in different periods. The most ancient parts, built in a flamboyant gothic style , are the duke’s residence and the Philip-the-Good Tower
Then we came to the other side of the building, with an elegant classic façade, built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The façade of the museum, overlooking the 19th century Place de la Sainte-Chapelle, now features two contemporary-style extensions: the gilded roof and a surprising skylight that really draws attention to the palace roofing.

Important information: as part of the setting up of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, the rooms relating to the 18th and 19th centuries will be closed to the public between February 15 and May 12, 2022 inclusive. The visit to the ‘Musée des Beaux-Arts reveals itself’ adapts and will allow you to discover the works of the other exhibition rooms over an overall visit duration of 1h45.