Museum Le Mayeur is one of Sanur's most prominent cultural exhibits, housing Le Mayeur de Merpes' collection of traditional Balinese art and artefacts. It was once the home of Le Mayeur and his Balinese wife, who is featured in many of his paintings. The building faces the beach and has various shrines and statues within its grounds.
Having arrived in Bali in 1932, Le Mayeur's collection is quite old and features many fascinating objects including his impressionist paintings from trips to Africa and the South Pacific. There are also black and white photographs of his wife. Due to money restrictions during World War II, Le Mayeur had to paint on various mediums including hardboard, plywood, canvas and paper, which all feature in the gallery.
The museum itself is a major exhibit here, showcasing the interesting styles of Balinese architecture where woven fibres feature heavily. On a walkthrough you can see the artist's studio, study, bedroom and reading room. You can practically feel the history left behind by the late artist and his wife.
Entry to the museum is 10,000Rp for adults and 5,000Rp for children.