Musée des Émaux et de la Mosaïque de Briare
4, rue des Vergers
Walking to the Museum
9 minutes from Saint-Etienne Church in the center of Briare
2 km from the Briare aqueduct (Pont-Canal)
Driving to the Museum
1h50 from Paris on A77 and A6 (160 km)
1h30 from Bourges (85 km)
1h20 from Orléans (80 km)
Taking the train to the Museum
The Intercités train from Paris stops in Briare. The train station is a 5-minute walk from the Museum.
There are free parking facilities for cars and buses in front of the Museum as well as spaces for bikes near the Museum’s entrance.
For visitors with disability, dropoff and pickup are allowed in front of the Museum’s main entrance. The parking facilities also offer space for people with disabilities.
The Museum has an adult-sized manual wheelchair available at no charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. We also welcome your personal walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters.
Emaux de Briare manufactory shop, adjacent to the Museum, the shop allows you to find there all the current production of the manufactury, and some nice mosaic kits for beginners.
Two Navy’s Museum, 100 yards away from the Museum of the Enemals and Mosaic, this nice museum make you discover another part of the history of Briare, a town between river and channels.
Municipal Center of Exhibition of Trousse-Barrière, 300 yards away from the Museum, built by the Bapterosses family and decorated by Henri Harpignies, a French painter of the Barbizon school, the castle of Trousse-Barrière presents many temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
St Stephen church : 700 yards away from the Museum, the church was designed by Dusserre, a former student of the famous French architect Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, and fully decorated by the no less famous French artist Eugène Grasset (mosaics and stained glasses).
Briare aqueduct, 1700 away from the Museum, and 723,9 yards long, the famous Briare aqueduct opened in 1896. It was built by Léonce-Abel Mazoyer (metallic bridge deck) and the most famous Gustave Eiffel (masonry bridge piers).
Château de La Bussière, 8 miles away from Briare, built alongside a mere, the XIIIth century castle, family home refurbished numerous times, is showing a fishing collection and own a 17th century park with an Old-Time Vegeteble Garden.
Château de Gien, 9 miles away from Briare, Hunting Museum installed in the castle built by Anne de France, daughter of the king Louis XI at the end of the XVth century.
Gien earthenware, 9 miles away from Briare, Museum and manufactory shop of the Faïence de Gien, founded by an English man in 1821.
Château de Sully-sur-Loire, 20,5 miles away from Briare, imposing medieval castle, once residence of Maximilien de Béthune, better known by the name Duke de Sully, Henri IV’s famous minister.
Fleury Abbey church, Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, 26,5 miles away from Briare, major masterpiece of the romanesque architecture (XI-XIIth)
Carolingian oratory of Germigny-des-Prés, 29,5 miles away from Briare, built in 806 by the abbot of Fleury, a close advisor of the king Charles le Chauve, the oratory of Germigny is one of the oldest churches in France. Its vaults are decorated by an exceptionnal set of mosaics with gold background.
Girodet-Trioson Museum, Montargis, 26 miles away from Briare, re-opened in 2018 after years of works and the dramatical flood of 2016. The Museum is dedicated to the artworks of the painter Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson and of the sculptor Henry de Triqueti.
Aubigny-sur-Nère, city of the Stuarts, 23 miles away from Briare, was granted by the king Charles VII to John Stuart of Darnley, Grand Marshal of the Scottish army, during the Hundred Years War. Historically, Scotland is, indeed, the first ally of France, and the Auld Alliance still celebrated in Aubigny.
Château de Guédelon, Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, 26 miles away from Briare, they’re building a medieval fortress !