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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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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #6 of 53 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There are an amazing number of paintings, varieties and styles. Some of the great masters, and well known paintings can be seen. A lot are religious, especially Rubens. There is a lot of walking as its a large grand building with stairs. Some pictures were poorly positioned, as hung so high, others were difficult to see and identify their label.

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Liverton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I last went to the Lille Palais des beaux arts about 10 years ago. I liked it even more as they now lend freely special ipod with narrative explanations of some art works. Choose the French language option if you can as not all of them are explained in English. The portraits and religion arts were my personal favorite. Turns... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Second in France only to The Louvre, 22000 square feet of prestigious collections of European paintings from 15th to 20th centuries. Fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The museum is normally closed on tuesdays. We found it open (30 December) as it was due to be closed on New Year's Day. We were charged the full price (including the exhibition) which was €18 for an adult and under 25. The Egyptian exhibition left a lot to be desired and was sped through, however we enjoyed looking at... More 

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Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I lived in Lille back in 2012, for about a month, and made a point to know the city; The museum was one of my first stops, and my first let down. In spite of the facts that there are some good pieces in the museum, unless you're going in Sunday morning, it's not worth the entrance fee at all.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This attraction is free on the first Sunday of every month and I would only recommend going then. The building is very impressive from the outside but inside, the collection is quite small and there isn't much variety. The impressionism paintings are enjoyable but the rest of the collection is full of dark, religious paintings which I am personally not... More 

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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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