Mairie de Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire - The Musée de la Loire

The Musée de la Loire

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The Musée de la Loire

Opened in 1990, the Loire museum is located in the centre of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire in the former Augustinian convent (17th century), protected by listing on the additional inventory of historical monuments (15 June 1977), and the adjoining guardhouse.

The rehabilitation of these buildings to the north of the Nohain (a tributary of the Loire) has showcased some rare architectural features, such as an imposing Renaissance-style chimney decorated with foliage.


The Loire

View of a room in the museum

The Loire is described by the painted landscapes of Eugène Messemin and Claude Rameau at the beginning of the 20th century. It is also present in other aspects: ceramics, ethnological items and evidence of activities such as dredging, fishing and boating.

                     Model                                        Salad bowl

The Fine Art collection

View of the Fine Art room

The Fine Art collection is devoted to painting from the Ecole de Paris (1910-1925), a collection bequeathed in 1970 by Emile Loiseau, the leader of the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris. It includes works by the great creators of modern painting: Zingg, Vlaminck, Manguin, Utrillo, Dufy, Derain, Chagall, Epstein, Krémègne.



                                                                                                          Zingg, portrait of E Loiseau

Votre contact :

Musée de la Loire (museum)

Place de la Résistance
58200 Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

Opening hours:
1/04 to 30/09: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6.30 pm (except Tuesdays and Sunday mornings)
1/10 to 31/03: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6 pm (except Tuesdays and Sundays)
Annual closing from 25/12 to 31/01

Adults: €3.50
Concessions: €1.70
Free for children under 18
Guided tours for individuals and groups: €17.50