Musee Boleslaw Biegas Museum in Paris
The Musee Boleslaw Biegas is a small museum that was initially instigated by the artist and sculptor himself, and this Polish painter assigned his art collection to the Societe Historique et Litteraire Polonaise in 1950 for the museum to be set up and dedicated to his works.
About the Musee Boleslaw Biegas Museum
Boleslaw Biegas was a Polish artist who expressed a wish to have a permanent museum in Paris set up dedicated to his works of art, and this was instigated in 1950 with a written testament where he offered the Societe Historique et Litteraire Polonaise all of his paintings and sculptures.
The Musee Boleslaw Biegas was set up in one room within the Bibliotheque Polonaise Polish Library and contains sculptures in plaster, terracotta and bronze, along with numerous paintings and drawings that he produced.
You will also find lots of other items on display as well, including photographs and artistic documentation and even works of art from other artists that he knew such as Olga Boznanska, however, due to the size and richness of the collection and being such a small museum, not all of the works or collections are on permanent display within the Musee Boleslaw Biegas.
The art works of Boleslaw Biegas have often been referred to as equal in their merit as those of the famous artist Auguste Rodin, and today there are works of his presented in several museums in Paris, but the Musee Boleslaw Biegas provides a greater insight into the life and creativity of this Polish artist.
Visiting the Boleslaw Biegas Museum in Paris
The Musee Boleslaw Biegas is located on the Ile Saint Louis island right by the River Seine on the Quai d’Orleans within the Bibliotheque Polonaise Polish library, along with two other small museums in Paris called the Musee Chopin and the Musee Adam Mickiewicz.
It is open from 2.15pm through to 6pm on a Tuesday to Friday, yet is closed on all other days including National French holidays, and the cost of entry is €5 for adults as of 2014. However those up to the ages of 18 have free admission, yet students and old age pensioners get a reduction of only €2, plus groups of up to 12 people pay a total of only €25.
Guided tours are also available by booking prior, and are an additional cost of €2 per person on top of the rates mentioned above, although we would like to point out that at present these are only conducted in either French or Polish.
Now when it comes to public transport in Paris, there is not actually a Metro station on the Ile Saint Louis, so the nearest station is the Pont Marie stop via line 7 and you would then have to cross the Pont Marie bridge and go over to the opposite side of the island.
Yet, the bus number 67 will get you close by, and there is also a Batobus water bus stop on the bank opposite Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de Cite, which is the next island in the River Seine.
- Bibliotheque Polonaise de Paris
- Musee Adam Mickiewicz
- Salon Chopin
Address and Contact Details
Societe Historique et Litteraire Polonaise
Bibliotheque Polonaise de Paris
Musee Boleslaw Biegas
6 Quai d’Orleans
Ile Saint Louis
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 42 83 83
Fax: +33 (0) 1 46 33 36 31
Tourist attractions close by
- Pont de la Tournelle
- Peniche Marcounet
- Maison Europeanne de la Photographie
- Square Barye
- Pont Saint Louis bridge
- Square Jean XXIII
- Notre Dame Cathedral
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