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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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As featured in Quebec City for free
Ranked #19 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Easy to reach and full of beautiful artistry. We were able to access close to noon and stayed for a couple of hours. We would recommend a visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is the most beautiful museum that I had ever visited. It had 4 floors of huge art displays and very famous artists. I only spent 2 hours there but you could easily spend a day or two.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Really enjoyed discovering more about 4 very important Québec artists. The way the old jail was turned into an art Gallery is unbelievable and done with great success.

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were in town for the Winter Carnival and saw ads for the museum and a special exhibit of impressionist artist on loan from the William S. Paley collection...almost 80 items--very impressive and well worth the price of admission.

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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking to spend some time in a museum to get a feel for Quebec artists, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed, this museum is a great place. The collection of art work by Quebec artists is quite good and refreshing and there are changing exhibits that are quite good. In addition to the Quebec art, there was an... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The museum has works from well-known masters like Rodin, and Picasso. My family and I visited on a rainy day and spent a few hours walking through the exhibit. There are some works by Canadian artists as well as international artists.

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Montreal, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Beautiful modern building on the Plains of Abraham with an interesting collection from Modern Art to Quebec Masterpieces. Spend a couple of hours and enjoy a diverse experience of art without being overwhelmed. Sculptures by Laliberté and Hébert are outstanding !

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I enjoy a good art gallery but was blown away but the Musee. Great exhibitions, both locally based and international artists. Will definitely return next time I am in town. In winter, the musee is 1/2 price between 5 and 9 pm on Wednesdays (definitely helps the pocket book).

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visit the musee National des Beaux Arts whenever they have something new. We start with a lunch at Sandwicherie Fastoche. A little expensive but they have good soups & sandwiches. We walk rooms from the top-down. That way it keeps my 12 yrs old interested through the last floor and finish with a short visit to the musee store.... More

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Ottawa, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent a couple of hours here on a grey New Year's Eve. The gallery had a temporary exhibition from MOMA (Paley Collection), which was fine but brief. We were more impressed by some of the Quebec-focused galleries. I especially enjoyed the modern art section, as well as a post-modern exhibition about process. Largest yarn bomb I've ever seen! One... More

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