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The Hunting museum

Tête de cerf exposée dans le Musée de la Vénerie

The Hunting Museum is located in the park of the royal palace, in the former priory Saint-Maurice, built in the 18th century.

Presented in the lodging of the ancient priory Saint Maurice, the museum of the Venery (Vénerie) evokes the cultural and artistic dimension of the « chasse à courre », a tradition that continues to this day in the region.

The museum is unique in Europe, with a collection of works of art illustrating the history of the hunt from the 15th century to the present time: paintings (Van Der Meulen, Desportes, Oudry, Albert Guillaume), drawings (Desportes, Rosa Bonheur, Baron Finot, Hallo), engravings (Dürer, Callot, Carle Vernet), collections of old hunting uniforms, arms, hunting horns, trophies and a variety of works of art on the theme of the hunt.

Guided tour of the museum : departures at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm on week and all day long on weekend.

The Hunting museum and Spahis museum :

Extérieur du musée de la Vénerie et statue de Diane

The opening hours :

Open from 10 am to 13 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm from wednesday to sunday.
Closed on monday and tuesday, closed also on 25th december, 1st january and 1st may.

Place du Parvis Notre-Dame

Tel. : 0033.3.44.29 49 93


Full rate : 6 euros per person for the three museums. 
Reduced rate : 3,50 euros per person. For groups from 10 persons, students less than 25 years, the elderly. Admission free for the inhabitants of Senlis and children less than 18 years.

Free admission for all on the first Sunday on the month.

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