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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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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Helmsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Seeing Rubens, Van Dyck et al can only be a moving experience, but somehow the place didn't quite do it for us. The spacious entrance hall is beautiful, and too much signage would spoil; it, but it took a few minutes to work out where the cash desk was, and the person who gave us our tickets was a bit... More 

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Wasquehal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We did a guide visit at the exhibition about egypt. It was very interesting! The building is very nice and they have a nice art collection. Definitely reccomended!

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

The 20th century has limited representation , but there are two very good Picassos. There is lot of religious work ( by Rubens and others) and a beautiful still life by Chardin. Current temporary show is of an Egyptian Pharaoh and is well presented but hard going if you are limited in your knowledge.

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This museum does not receive the credit which it deserves. An exceptional collection of varied interests , with something for all.

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