4 – The Fine Art Museum – Façade of honour
About the scenography
Artistic design: BK Digital Art Company
About the façade of honour of the Fine Art Museum
This building, which houses the Fine Art Museum, has known a turbulent history. The former bishop’s palace that welcomed King Henry IV for his coronation was here. There was also the castle of the bishop’s representative, built at the top end of the cathedral and demolished in the 17th century for the building of the present terraced garden and the bishop’s palace. The latter was renovated and enlarged in the 18th century. The building is classified as a historic monument and has housed the Fine Art Museum since 1939, after being used for the prefecture of the Eure-et-Loir.