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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSED Tuesdays, for the Braderie (1st weekend in Sept) and some...

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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Lovely pieces of art and staff was very friendly and its a good place to see different pictures from back in the day

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely pieces of art and staff was very friendly and its a good place to see different pictures from back in the day

Thank Bugatti_Boi91
Bruges, Belgium
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very classical museum with a huge collection well worth the visit. The collection spans several centuries of mainly European art and contains several works that are worth seeing. A bit to many religiously inspired works for my liking. On the ground floor there are 2 wings that contain statues, pottery, porcelain and silver. Both these galleries suffer from insufficient lighting.... More 

Thank Frank S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joie de Vivre is a fantastic exhibit: it's full of life and fun. It's hard not to leave feeling inspired, illuminated and pretty cheered up. The museum has a lot of great and famous paintings too. It's got some fantastic medieval art too.

Thank Rebecca H
Epsom, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some good paintings here spread across genres and they are well organised. It was disappointing to find the relief map room shut during our visit but it happens! Well worth a visit and reasonable entry fee of 7 euros

Thank HHH666Y
London, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Gallery itself has a magnificent collection but the current Joie de Vivre is exceptionally good! From Picasso to Lichtenstein, every room brought smiles to our faces.....very well hung,with lots of seating, the curator has created a masterpiece of fun. Go and see it!

1 Thank Picnicker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We visited the museum never expecting to find such treasures. We spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed all of it. Would definitely recommend a visit, but steer clear of the gravlax salmon and potato.....it left me thirsty for days!!

2 Thank griswald1Newcastle
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This was a must see place, and we are glad we made the effort to go and wander round. there is a charge for this place but its not much and is most defiantely worth it if you are into looking at art and old fashioned items

Thank jamievarney1
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Second only to the Louvre in Paris, but without the crowds or headache of lines! Magnificent collection, much of it displayed in enormously tall rooms (often gallery style). Brueghels to Delacroix; Goya to van Gogh, and some fascinating medieval and Renaissance collections. Of particular note are the old city relief-map models, displayed in the basement level. These rare 3D models... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent FIVE HOURS in this museum, something that I have never done in my life. One reason why was the extraordinarily interesting and useful audioguide, which is free (upon the temporary surrendering of some form of identification). The collection doesn't have headliners, really, but it is extensive. The space in which it is displayed is spacious and comfortable, there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The second important artmuseum after the Louvre... That sets some high expectations. The artwork is plentiful and nice, but the arrangement and light spoil a lot of the mood. Because of the light it's difficult to see many paintings without the light reflections.

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