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Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint Denis

Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint Denis (must see)

Musée Léon-Dierx is a museum of contemporary French art. The museum opened in 1912 under the order of Marius and Ary Leblond in the villa Manes. The museum's collection features works of modern Western art from mostly the 19th and the 20th centuries. The museum was begun from the funds of Ambroise Vollard, an art dealer. It is named in honor of the local poet Leon Dierx, and his bust is located right at the museum's entrance.

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Musée Léon-Dierx on Map

Sight Name: Musée Léon-Dierx
Sight Location: Saint Denis, Reunion
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Saint Denis, Reunion

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Denis

Create Your Own Walk in Saint Denis

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Saint Denis Introduction Walk

Saint Denis Introduction Walk

Saint-Denis, the capital of Réunion Island, France's overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, is a popular tourist spot renowned for its Creole-style architecture reflecting colonial heritage. Many of these buildings line the city's main street, Rue de Paris. One of them is the Musée Léon Dierx, formerly a bishop’s palace, nowadays showcasing the works of art, including Picasso and...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles