At the heart of Aveyron in Rodez, the contemporary art museum dedicated to the work of Soulages is an exceptional place for all, not just art lovers. Comprising a permanent exposition of works created by the French painter/engraver, a temporary exhibition space containing great international works of art from the likes of Picasso and Alexander Calder and a gourmet space, the Soulages Museum is a unique place which the town of Rodez is proud of.
Not to be missed in modern-day Aveyron, the Soulages Museum is a 45 minute drive from Les Genêts campsite.
With its unique steel-dominated architecture nestled in a 3-hectare park and a 6000 m2 exhibition space, the Soulages Museum is an exceptional place in Aveyron. The permanent exhibition is also home to a collection of more than 500 pieces of work and documents: paintings of bungalows, lithographs, screen prints, paper paintings, engravings on bronze and brass, its experience of using “outrenoir”, as well as the preparatory work that Pierre Soulages carried out when designing the windows of the Conques abbey.
The Soulages Museum welcomes visitors every day of the year except Mondays and certain public holidays (January 1, May 1, November 1 and December 25). It is open from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. In July and August, it remains open from Tuesday to Sunday continuously from 10am to 6pm. The price of the ticket is 11 € for adults. Admission is free for under-18s, students, job seekers and certain other groups. Groups of more than 10 people benefit from a discount (7 € per person). There is an annual subscription (25 €) which allows free and unlimited access for one year to three museums in Rodez: Relief, Fenaille and Denys-Puech.