Housed in the old mansion of the bishop, the museum is the foremost art gallery of Reunion. A large portion of the collection is from the estate of notable art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who is credited with managing a number of prominent turn of 20th century artists including van Gogh, Cezanne, Gaugin and Picasso.
The current exhibition doesn't feature many Reunion artists, since there is a joint exhibition with Johannesburg Art Gallery on their shared collection of art from approx. 1860-1935; and is almost entirely comprised of French artists. There are interesting pieces such as Picasso's before his cubist period, but I would have personally preferred to have also been able to see works from Reunion and the wider collection of the gallery.