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museum of decorative Arts and Design

musée des Arts décoratifs

et du Design de Bordeaux

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39 rue Bouffard,

33000 Bordeaux

The museum is closed but the activity continues. Follow the museum's team during the works.

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During its closure, from 2023 to 2025, the museum offers a rich program in the city and online

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Jeanvrot at home<br/> &copy; André Puytorac
Jeanvrot at home
©André Puytorac
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Raymond Jeanvrot


A native of Bordeaux, Raymond Jeanvrot (1886-1966) was an avid collector and a memorable personality. He started out accumulating documents related to the history of his family, who were members of Creole society in 19th-century Bordeaux. Later he developed a fascination with France’s royalist past and began collecting Bourbon memorabilia — paintings, prints and various other items — with a preference for the monarchs and princes of the Restoration period, especially the Duchesse de Berry and the Duc de Bordeaux.

In 1958 he sold his unique collection of 18,000 pieces to the city of Bordeaux in exchange for a lifetime annuity, and in 1966 it was bequeathed to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum).