Home to one of France’s most significant collections of impressionist paintings (the second-largest, after the Orsay Museum in Paris), the Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux, or the MuMa, has long been an important destination for art lovers. Inaugurated in 1961, the museum takes its name from André Malraux, the Minister of Culture at the time, and features a slick modernist façade looking out over the coast of Le Havre.
Highlights of the MuMa’s extensive permanent collection include the world’s largest collection of works by Boudin; an old masters area including works by Luca Giordano and José de Ribera; and modern works by Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy and more. Of course, it’s the impressionists that draw the most attention, and it’s a vast and varied collection, featuring works by Monet, Delacroix, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin and Vuillard.
Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux is located on Boulevard Clemenceau in Le Havre, and is open from Wed-Mon 11am-6pm. Adult admission at the time of writing is €5.