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Palais des Beaux Arts

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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Ranked #6 of 49 Attractions in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Must visit when you are in Lille. Nice, varied collection. Same real masterpieces. For us the 'Plans reliefs' were also very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were quite lucky - as it turns out the permanent exhibitions are free on the first sunday of the month, so we got a free visit. Pretty good selection of art in there. They say it is the next biggest after the louvre but I dunno about that. Nice to have a wander though - they've got some works... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the main attractions in Lille an imposing and impressive building with an extensive collection ranging from Flemish paintings to Anthony Gormley. The use of an Audio Guide is included in the price of entry although you have to ask for a voucher when you buy a ticket. The staff also insist on you depositing picture ID with them... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the best art galleries outside Paris in one of France's less well known cities. Spacious galleries in a beautiful building with all the big names: Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Rubens etc and even a Turner and Constable. Enjoy Brueghel's Le Denombrement de Bethlehem which is on the left as you enter the first room

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is built up as a major attraction but I'm afraid my husband and I found it fairly boring. If you are into Flemish artists, it may be for you. If not, you'll find yourself seeing a good many religious paintings by people you've never heard of.

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London, England
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We took a leisurely tour with audio guide; all the labels are only in French however, and the guide only had partial coverage, and many of the links didn't have any commentary (in English anyway). Lots of Flemish 16-18th C paintings with only few more modern ones; in the basement is a unique collection of City panoramas made from 1690... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The building itself is gorgeous. Be sure to check out the modern administration building in the back! There is a wonderful collection of art so be sure to give yourself enough time. I suggest doing a bit of research, pick an area and really enjoy it. I'm a fan of Breugle and Rubens so this was a must for me.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A perfect blend of incredible architecture, and great art. I'm a massive Anthony Gormley fan so was excited to see some of his work in the atrium. The rooms are curated well, and host some fascinating pieces. But the building itself is the star. Well worth a visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As we were near Lille, we decided to stop and visit the Palais. We were so glad we did - even though parking was interesting in the city centre. (Not for the faint at heart!) If you're lucky, you'll find a spot in the parking garage just in front of the Palais. If not, don't worry! You'll just look like... More 

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice museum, one of the biggest in lille. Intresting exhibitions, specially for those who like the flamish art.

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