The Fragonard museum is one of the oldest museums of France: created in 1766, it is part of the veterinary school. It possesses a unique collection of bodies and body parts, exhibited for the sake of human and animal anatomical studies, among which is a collection of freak animals, of diseased body parts, as well as of parasites – some of them were discovered at that time. The central piece of the museum is the "Écorchés by Fragonard," a collection prepared between 1766 and 1772 following the "natural anatomy" method consisting of body preservation in alcohol or by desiccation. Fragonard made some pieces for pedagogical purposes and some others for the sake of art: very impressive!
- Open Hours: Wednesday to Thursday from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Sunday to Sunday from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Arts & Museums
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- Nearest Train: École Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort