Musée Bonnat

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

The Musée Bonnat is an art museum in Bayonne, Aquitaine, France. The museum was created in 1891 when Bayonne-born painter Léon Bonnat gave his extensive personal collections of art – notably an exceptional drawing collection – as well as many of his paintings to the City of Bayonne. Subsequent donors enriched the collections of the Bonnat Museum, making it one of the largest art galleries in southern France. Today the museum holds more than 5000 works of art including one of the most important collections of Spanish painting in France, a collection of 19th-century French painting and the finest drawing cabinet in the country after that of the Louvre.