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Revisit your Christian faith throught sacred art

The birth and identity of the Musée du Hiéron blend with the history of the town of Paray-le-Monial, where a pilgrimage began in 1865, the date of the beatification of the Visitandine Marguerite-Marie Alacoque. A unique place, the Hiéron is one of the few buildings in France that was originally conceived as a museum from the end of the 19th century. Here, amongst the old collections, contemporary art becomes a transporter. Its presence re-vitalizes our curiosity towards the sacred.

Via Vitae (Way of Life) (1904), a monumental, precious artwork by fashionable parisian jeweller Joseph Chaumet (1852-1928), is the museum’s greatest treasure. The Via Vitae, destined for the basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, finally came to Paray-le-Monial following its acquisition by the museum in 2005. A true work of catechetics, it retarces the important stages of the life of Christ.

Either individually or in groups, discover an essential place in the city of Sacred Heart …
Guided visits in four languages (only for groups) : French, English, German, Italian.
Contact cultural mediation for more informations [email protected]

Opening times
From Tuesday till Sunday, from 10.30 am till 12.30 am and from 2 pm till 6 pm
In July and August, every day from 10.30 am till 12.30 am and from 2 pm till 6 pm
Every day for guided tour (please contact the museum for the booking)