Musée des Ursulines, housed in a 17th-century Ursuline convent, features Gallo-Roman archaeology, 16th- to 20th-century paintings, and displays about 19th-century Mâconnais life. There's also a section devoted to the life and times of the Mâcon-born Romantic poet and left-wing politician Alphonse de Lamartine (1790–1869).
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