Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts

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To be housed in a contemporary new home at Plateforme10 as of October 2019, the Fine Arts Museum showcases works by Swiss and foreign artists, ranging from Ancient Egyptian art to Cubism, but the core collection comprises works by landscape painter Louis Ducros (1748–1810). The museum was closed at the time of research. Consult the website for the latest on opening times and prices.

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This timber-canopied staircase with tiled roof heads up the hill from Pl de la Palud to Rue Pierre Viret and beyond to the cathedral.

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