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Art and History Museums

Musées d'Art et d'Histoire are three museums and monuments listed as historic buildings because of their outslanding. There are composed of two mansions (one of the 17th century, the other of the 18th century) and an abbey (11th century - 18 th century).

Shipowner's mansion

Around 1790, Paul-Michel Thibault (1735 – 1799), the architect of le havre fortifications and hydraulic engineer, decided to build a mansion in the wealthy and coveted district of the city.
In 1800, Martin Pierre Foache, a wealthy merchant, bought the house as a winter residence and installed his trading office there. He asked another architect, Pierre Adrien Pâris, former designer for the king, to decorate the interior.

The façade is typical of the architecture of the Louis XVI period. It is extremely carefully designed ; the parquet flooring of rare and exotic wood adjoins stone-tiled floors with geometric designs. The rooms are laid out around a central octogonal light-well.

Vue sur l'entresol et le 1er étage depuis le puits de lumière.


Graville Abbey

The abbey church of Graville is considered as a materpiece of the Romanesque art in Normandy. It went through several periods of construction since the tenth century.
Victorius of the battle of Hastings alongside William the Conqueror, Guillaume Malet de Graville, and his family, fostered the development of this religious monument.

In the museum, we can see one of the most beautiful medieval statuary and a collection of more than one hundred models houses from the nineteenth century.

Eglise vue de cimetière romantique


From 18 May to 22 September 2024, discover the exhibition "ELEGANCES, when fashion tells the story", devoted to fashion and its evolution.
Some twenty costumes from the 13th to the 16th centuries have been recreated by La Dame d'Atours, a workshop founded by Nathalie Harran.

Costume d'homme et de femme

Dubocage de Bléville Hotel Museum

Due to the reorganisation of the permanent collections following the exhibition Esclavage, mémoires normandes - Fortunes et Servitudes, the museum at the Hôtel Dubocage in Bléville is temporarily closed.

Bâtiment vue de l'extérieur