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Musee des Beaux Arts

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Address: Palais des Beaux Arts, Place de la Republique, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: 00 33 3 20 06 78 00
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Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: CLOSED Tuesdays, for the Braderie (1st weekend in Sept) and some public...
CLOSED Tuesdays, for the Braderie (1st weekend in Sept) and some public holidays. Hours: Monday; 14.00-18.00; Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00 (later opening until 19.00 on Fri) .
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Impressive building, large spaces filled to the brink with impressive art, whether you like Dutch or French medieval art, Italian renaissance, or more modern paintings. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Stramproy, Limburg, Netherlands

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Would you believe that during the tourist season all the museums in Lille are closed on a single weekday. They don't even work different days - all closed together. There were a lot of tourists walking around the city with not much to do and I'm guessing they won't be recommending the place if like me they were only there... More 

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Stramproy, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Impressive building, large spaces filled to the brink with impressive art, whether you like Dutch or French medieval art, Italian renaissance, or more modern paintings. Lots of Baroque and als 19th century art. I especially loved the paintings by Odilon Redon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There's something about a grand French gallery. And this one has that something in spades! It's a grand building, with a fine collection laid out sympathetically. There's an inevitable but understandable emphasis on flemish painting. And there's a quirky little cafe downstairs to refresh you. Just don't be surprised if much of the menu is off if you decide to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At the time of our visit there was an exhibition by a german collective of artists who has redrawn many famous paintings to include Donald Duck and his friends. Some of the originals where in The Musee des beaux Arts but some are to be found else where. We had great fun tracking down the many Donalds which are interspersed... More 

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Orpington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I visited here last week having been years ago. I didn't remember it being so poor. The lighting is very poor and the paintings all looked as if they could do with a clean. On top of that there was a silly Donald Duck exhibition with some of the paintings being depicted in that style. I'm afraid it was lost... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The day we were to spend in Lille turned out to be a Bank Holiday for them and everything including transport was cancelled! We swapped our days and came back to Lille the next day. Having heard that this museum was the second in importance to the Louvre, we decided to visit it. It is a deceptively large building but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Couldn't find any information in English not even a floor plan- no offer of audio so don't know if they were available in English. Loved the decorative arts section - beautiful pieces . As we had no map had to ask for everything. Where were paintings in my limited French? Loved the collection of 19c art - Monet, Manet, Sisley... More 

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed our visit but when we were there they had a Donald Duck exhibition and had replaced quite a few of the pieces of art with copies which involved ducks. Would have preferred if they had left the originals with the duck version beside.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We wandered around here whilst on a day trip to Lille. We practically had the place to ourselves which was refreshing for a major museum. a nice mix of art on display. Worth seeking out if you have the time and like art.

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Ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There is such a wealth of different things to see in this museum - from eighteenth century china, to sculpture, to paintings from the middle ages and the renaissance through to modern art. The price of the ticket includes an audio-guide (but you will need some form of identification with photograph in order to to be issued with one, so... More 

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Additional Information about Musee des Beaux Arts

Address: Palais des Beaux Arts, Place de la Republique, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: 00 33 3 20 06 78 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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