-Jan van der Hoek:
"Portrait of the painter"
Georges De la Tour: "Le vielleur au chien" -
first of a series of paintings of old men, started in 1620.
In Bergues Municipal Museum.
17th,18th & 19th
The star of the collection is the
Georges de la Tour, which alone is worth a visit to
Bergues - but you will also enjoy the collection of mainly
Flemish and Dutch works, including Breueghel, de Velours,
Pieter Soutman, Anton Van Dyck, Karel Breydel. See also
works by the "school of Dunkerques" (Jan de Reyn - pupil of
Van Dyck; Mathieu Elias), and the collection of
From pawnshop to
is a fine example of ornate 17th century Baroque
architecture, from when Spain
ruled Flanders. Built as a pawnshop to help the poor, it is
now the Museum of Bergues, with a interesting
art in Flanders
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Location:, Musée de Bergues, 1 Mont
de Piété, 59380 BERGUES
South from Dunkerque on A25 motorway
Tel: 00 33 3 28 68 13 30 - Fax: 00 33 3 28 68 71 25