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"Japonaise" bronze G.C. de SWIECINSKI

he museum of modern an contemporary art

The museum of Guéthary was created in the 50’s on the ground floor of a magnificent neo-Basque house of the beginning of the 20th century, the Saraleguinea villa, to receive the donation of the sculptor Georges Clément de Swiecinski. This collection includes sculptures, ceramic and numerous drawings.

The collections of the museum also include first editions and objects having belonged to Paul-Jean Toulet, as well as part of the correspondence of the Bearn poet which lived in Guéthary last years of his life.

In 1984, roman vestiges were discovered on the site of the station of Guéthary and the successive excavations revealed the existence of a factory of saltings dating the Early Roman Empire.

Since 1985, worried of supporting the artists of its time, the museum of Guéthary organizes from may to october exhibiting of contemprary art, painting, sculpture or photography.

The villa Saraleguinea, stands in the heart of a magnificent fitted out park which welcomes sculptures of Claude Viseaux, of Christiane Giraud and Michel Duboscq’s ceramic.

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Contact details :

Villa Saraleguinea - Parc André Narbaïts
117, avenue du Général de Gaulle
64210 Guéthary


Price list :

  • Adults : 2 €
  • EChildren and less than 26 years : free
  • Groups (from 10 persons) : 1€


Opening hours :

may, june, september and october / from 2 :30 p.m to 6 :30 p.m
except tueday and sunday

July and august / from 10 :30 a.m to 12 :30 a.m,  3 :00 p.m to 7 :00 p.m
except Tuesday and monday


Handicaped access :

By the entrance of the co-ownership Saraleguinea, parking area on the front wall of the museum.
A banister allows the access to the main room of the museum.