Georges de La Tour: Europe of light

The most celebrated French painter of the seventeenth century at Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12


From Thursday to Sunday, at the following times:

  • Thursday: 11:00 to 22:30
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 to 19:30

Last admission one hour before closing time.

Also open June 2nd and August 15th from 11:00 to 19:30.


Reservations - even for free categories - are mandatory and tickets must be pre-purchased at the official link or by phone on +39 02 92897755. The audio guide is included in the ticket in the form of an App that can be downloaded from the weekend of May 30 in the Apple and Google stores by entering the title of the exhibition.

It is possible to book up to one hour before the visit, provided that the capacity allowed in each time slot is respected. At the moment it is not possible to book visits for groups or schools.

It is recommended to show up at the Royal Palace at the booked time, no more than 5 minutes in advance are allowed. It is necessary to wear the mask and sanitize the hands with the sanitizing solutions present to access each area of the Palace. The body temperature will be detected at the entrance.



The light of a candle that illuminates a face, the dice players bend over the table in a dark room where shadows surround the figures: the works of the most beloved seventeenth-century French painter, Georges de La Tour, so close to Caravaggio in the way to use the light, will be on display at Palazzo Reale from February 7th to September 27th 2020.


De la Tour is an enigmatic artist, who portrays angels taken from the people, saints without halo, who prefer subjects taken from the street, like beggars, generally depicting low-ranking people rather than historical or noble models. Among the masterpieces on show, the moving emotional intensity of The Penitent Magdalene stands out (National Gallery of Art in Washington DC), The Musicians' Brawl (J. Paul Getty Museum) which expresses with crude realism one of the most dear themes to the French painter, the group scenes depicting fragments of popular life, as well as The Hurdy-Gurdy Player with a Dog (Musée du Mont-de-Piété in Bergues).


The exhibition will also present comparisons between the masterpieces of the French master and those of other great figures of his time, such as Gerrit van Honthorst, Paulus Bor, Trophime Bigot, Hendrick ter Brugghen.


A world of extraordinary images that will move the visitors.

Opening times

Opening times:


Mon: 14:30 - 19:30

Tue - Wed - Fri - Sun: 9:30 - 19:30

Thu and Sat: 9:30 - 22:30

Last entrance one hour before closing time

Ticket information

Ticket information:


Full price € 14

Open ticket € 16 Open date until two weeks before closing date 

Reduced price € 12 From 18 to 26 years old, over 65, disabled, groups (min 15 max 25)

Family ticket 1 or 2 adults € 10 - kids from 6 to 14 € 6 

Free under 6

Public transport

Public transport:



Line red M1 and line yellow M3 stop Duomo





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