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Palais des Beaux Arts

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Address: Place de la Republique | Numero de la Suite, Intersection, Place, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: 33 3 20 06 78 00
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Description: Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese...
Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour

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Great array of paintings and sculptures

This museum was on the top of our list for our visit to Lille and it did not disappoint. There was a great range of paintings and sculptures, including many very famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum was on the top of our list for our visit to Lille and it did not disappoint. There was a great range of paintings and sculptures, including many very famous artists. There were also an interesting number of paintings where Donald Duck substituted figures in original pieces of art, which were mixed in with the permanent collection. While... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a great surpise. The museum is located in a beautiful building and has a surpisingly good selction. On the first floor they have paintings, sculptures on the ground floor and in the basement they have medieval art and maquettes from the a couple of towns. I enjoyed this museum more than the louvre, because it has a good... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had the fortune to visit this museum during the annual museum night, during which it was open for free until midnight. The palace itself is incredibly majestic, and the art pieces attractively displayed. To attract children, the crazy art collective called Interduck has reinvented some pieces of art, so that there is a painting of the Duck with the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

For a young or old traveller, this museum offers a good overview of European (not only French) art. Museum is spacious, covers three floors, numerous halls, rooms and balconies. It is not busy at all, so you can relax and fully enjoy each painting or sculpture (make sure you visit sculpture session on the ground floor!) There are also some... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

They have a 'Donald Duck' exhibition on at the moment, with fine art pieces re-imagined using Donald Duck's family and other Disney characters. The pieces are dotted around the gallery and they're hilarious.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A short walk from la Grand Place, the Palais Beaux Arts is well worth a visit. The building itself is very imposing - it really is a palace, all sweeping staircases, domes and stained glass. The 19th century art collection is particularly good - some Monets, Redons and Van Goghs I have never seen before. Some beautiful sculpture too. And... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's obviously not the Louvre but for the money you can't fault it (unless you're used to visiting galleries in London for free). There are some important works here and the collections are nicely laid out. Very friendly staff.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This marked my third visit to this museum. The collection is superb, the second most important in all of France, the objects themselves, and their composition absolutely delightful, moving, and edifying, and never, ever, anywhere, have I heard better, more instructive, or more poetical, commentaries on the works of art on display. Brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went to Lille for Eastern, and unlike myself, did not do any research before we were in the city. Happily noticed that the museum was open even in the first day of Eastern. Went there to have a look, and lost myself in the museum for about 4 hours( would probably spend more time but left the rest for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were lucky enough to be in Lille on the first Sunday of the month, so we got FREE entrance and audio guide! The museum is a beautiful building on the outside and has incredible master pieces in the inside. Even if you have to pay the 7€ fee, I would say it's a must if you come to Lille.... More 

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