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Hotel Nearby ENSBA Paris : France's Largest Art School

Hotel nearby ENSBA Paris is conveniently located for easy access to this world renowned institution. In fact, the Hotel du Danube is just a few minutes walk from this, the largest art school in France. The ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts), or National School of Fine Arts, attracts students from all over the world, and holds one of the finest collections of art and books to be found anywhere. Here at the heart of Saint Germain des Pres the ENSBA plays a major role in the Parisian artistic and cultural scene.

Hotel nearby ENSBA Paris; a place of illustrious reputation

The Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture was founded in 1648 by the painter and art theorist Charles Le Brun for Louis XIV, who would become known as The Sun King. This royal connection caused some difficulties for the academy during the French Revolution, and it was effectively suppressed. However, merging with the Academy of Architecture in 1816, it became the National School of Fine Arts. The complex of buildings, standing opposite to the Louvre, which the school now occupies was designed in the 1830s by the architect Felix Duban. A convent had previously been established on this land and Duban adapted the cloister of this building and created an open and spacious environment for emerging artists and architects.

Today the École des Beaux-Arts, this prestigious institution boasts a collection of some 450,000 items, including works by Van Dyck, Fragonard, Poussin, Michelangelo, Durer and Rembrandt. Many of the pieces in the collection were created by students at the school during its long and illustrious history. Regular exhibitions are staged, displaying the history of fine arts from the Old Masters through to contemporary works. Students are trained to the very highest level in the wide spectrum of fine arts.

Hotel nearby ENSBA Paris is the Hotel du Danube

The taste and elegance which informs the art school is reflected in our understated and refined hotel. The family owned 3 star Hotel du Danube stands at the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, the cultural centre of Paris.

 


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