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Musee National des Beaux Arts

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 643 2150
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Ranked #17 of 139 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This art museum emphasizes works by artists native to Quebec but also includes touring international exhibitions.
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum has a good collection of mostly contemporary Quebec art. Really enjoyed our visit. However, the museum restaurant was not very good. There is a snack bar in the new annex which may be better.

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Wilmington, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The museum has a beautiful setting, and it is a very interesting building. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and it was practically empty, so there was plenty of time to look at the art. We focused on two temporary exhibits, and I was glad to find explanations in both French and English.

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Valley Forge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great location with wonderful exhibits and a restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the Plains of Abraham and the sea way . Amazingly good food and service at very reasonable prices.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This museum is underrated in the guide books, although a bit out of the way, it is a must see for art lovers while in Québec city. Modern and contemporary art in a lovely building. Go see it!

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My daughter (an art major) and I enjoyed a half day here. The contemporary collection here is lovely and worth the visit. One half of the museum is housed in a building that used to be the jail for Quebec. There are some cells still intact to see how prisoners lived.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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195 reviews 195 reviews
73 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This large museum is located in beautiful Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, otherwise known as Battlefields Park or the Plains of Abraham. The park runs along the edge of the ridge upon which Quebec was built and there are views all along of the lower land. The Restaurant de Musee has both indoor seating and an outdoor terrace, where we sat and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful curating and choice of displays good cafe with choice of food and good coffee. Interesting artists and video displays

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited the Lyman, Morrice, and Matisse exhibition. Museum is excellent; generous space meant that visiting the popular exhibition was relaxed. Audio guide was top-notch, really well considered and well delivered. The curation of the exhibition was excellent. In the permanent collection, the Quebec galleries (Rooms 7 and 8) were also really good. One part of the museum was an old... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a must-see while in Quebec City. A nice selection of Canadian art here. The buildings are very nice and an addition is underway. Part of the museum was once the old jail. Worth the price of admission. I visited on a Saturday when the weather was quite nice and almost had the place to myself!

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new york
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The museum has great exhibition by Canadian artists. We went there because we heard they had Matisse on exhibition, however we were greatly disappointed to only see 5 paintings by the great artist. Most of the museum is dedicated to the work of Canadian artists; Riopelle, Lyman,Morrice, Leduc and Lemieux. It's still worth the visit, you learn a lot about... More

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