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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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The "Little" Louvre

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 21 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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Gouda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went in towards the end of the day (16.00) and discovered the price reduced from 7€ to 4 at 16.30. So we spent our saving on delicious ice creams and waited half an hour. The draw back to this was that 90 minutes just wasn't long enough to enjoy the great works of art in this museum. I wish... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
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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