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Musee des Beaux Arts

Palais des Beaux Arts, Place de la Republique, 59000 Lille, France
00 33 3 20 06 78 00
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Ranked #9 of 58 Attractions in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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) . « less
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really good mixed museum. Free audio unit, free cloakroom and half price entrance with Eurostar ticket.

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Rome
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a very worthwhile provincial museum to visit, with substantial collections of fine arts and other attractions. However some rooms are closed which is annoying and the museum maps are out-of-date.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

fascinated by lots of walks. Lille by boat, in the park. The old town with cobbled pavements, art quarter, lots of welcoming restaurants with bistros. Disliked too many beggars everywhere. It spoiled the charm and beauty of this attractive city.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is probably the most well-known tourist attraction in Lille. It is said to be the second or third biggest fine art museum in France. However, the museum is not so big, the collection is not abundant nor wide-range, and the streamline of the flow is a bit weird. Maybe they're undergoing some reconstruction of the layout or what I... More

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Medway
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

At 6 euros it is worth a visit. Architecture also amazing. Entrance for wheel chairs is on front part, website gives wrong directions. Lots of paintings, sculptures and artefacts. Some parts depressing and gloomy. Others pleasant. Basement areas spooky and industrial. Not good for younger children as the ones there looked bored.

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Redditch
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The art gallery is set in a most impressive building dating from the late 1800's, with large grand halls and stairways. There is an audio commentary and a suggested list of artwork to see which helped up get to see the best works of art. For me the best thing was a Monet of the Houses of Parliament in London... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Interesting museum. Good layout. Staff very unfriendly. Children's interactive console very good but only in French. .

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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well worth a visit, so much to see, good value and very good drinks at reasonable price in the cafe.

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a simply stunning collection of work fro across Europe both secular and sacred. Beautifully arranged and exhibited on three panoramic floors. Highlights were the 20th Century Paintings, Picasso gets everywhere, the relief maps in the basement gallery and for our visit the 'sound' installations by the music group Air.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I found the painting collections ok. I've probably been spoiled by Louvre, Rijksmuseum, etc. I liked the Medieval sculpture collection: some exquisite works in there. Some halls are made more interesting by the use of music composed by the band Air, which add a sound tapestry to the visual experience of the paintings.

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