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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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A Tribute to Donald Duck

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Orpington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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melbourne
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This beautiful building houses much interesting art. Although much from Middle Ages and onwards, they also have some interesting contemporary art. My favourite was van Gog's cows which he based on an older painting from another painter, which painting they cleverly hung next to it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

7 Euros per head is quite steep compared to the collection on display. Have been to better museums than this. Really liked the 19th century sculptures compared to all other art on display. Good for a one time visit. Apparently free to visit every first sunday of the month

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A nice museum with good exhibitions. Especially the audiotour is nice. I loved the details they give you on the paintings. Lovely works of Rubens, Brueghel, etc....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For a wet February morning in Lille, this was the ideal place to go. Fascinating collections of art, porcelain and sculpture covering a host of different eras, from 15th century religious paintings to works by Monet, Renoir and Picasso, as well as a number of Rodin sculptures. I was particularly impressed with the number of art students who were allowed... More 

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