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Musée Bibliothèque Pierre André Benoît (Publishing Museum)

Alès | 30

Pierre André Benoît, or PAB as he was known in the publishing world, was a printer, poet, sculptor and graphic designer. In 1986 he donated his modern art collection to his native town, Alès in order to create a museum in his name.

He also donated his literary collection, art books, correspondence and work archives to the National Library of France (dedicated to rare and precious books) asking that a copy of each book written by him be given to the Alès Museum.

Since 1989, the collections of Pierre André Benoît (paintings, drawings, sculptures, and art books) have been on display at the former Château de Rochebelle with its delightful neo-classic façade. This calm and peaceful place houses works by world famous artists : Alechinsky, Braque, Picasso, Miró, Picabia, Survage, Dubuffet, Vieira da Silva, Bryen, Hugo and nearly 450 books produced by PAB about poetry and paintings in a collection that is unique in France.

Musée Bibliothèque Pierre André Benoît (Publishing Museum) Rue de Brouzen
30100 Alès 04 66 86 98 69

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Rates and opening times


Entrance : Free for the permanent exhibitions

Temporary Exhibitions :

  • Full price : €5

Opening times

  • Daily except Monday
  • from 2pm-5pm

July and August :

  • Daily except Monday
  • 10am-12:30am and 2pm-6pm

Closed on 1st January, 1st May, Thursday of Ascension, 14 July, 1st November,25 December  and  2 weeks in February

Access and Accessibility


  • Parking (around 30 spaces)
  • Bus line Ntecc : from the bus station line  n°2  to the museum (11th stop)