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Palais des Beaux Arts

Place de la Republique | Numero de la Suite, Intersection, Place, 59000 Lille, France
33 3 20 06 78 00
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$32*
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Lille City Pass
82%
Ranked #6 of 64 Attractions in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very impressive building that housed a varied selection of artwork, there were rooms and rooms of very well displayed art including well known paintings. And as an added bonus there was a special exhibition on Ancient Egypt that was really interesting and well set out. The cafe was appreciated for re-fueling as there was so much to see in this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We passed though the square on a rainy day and it still looked very pretty, Perhaps we will get chance to come back and sit for a while on a sunny day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Worth a wander around although there is an awful lot crammed over 4 floors and many of the 'famous' artists are paintings that are 'attributed to' or 'from the school of' . We enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition but it was fairly limited; interestingly there was a lovely installation by Antony Gormley as you entered!

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Midlands UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a large popular museum. We went on a Monday afternoon and there were queues all the time until we left. The layout is a bit confusing if you are after a particular section. Spend a few hours just wandering. The scale models of the local towns are amazing and quite eerie because of the low lighting. The building... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I visited late in the day, so it was not crowded at all. The staff were very helpful and friendly, some English spoken but obvious willingness to help regardless. My great interest is Impressionism, and their collection was lovely and even included some wonderful artists I'd not encountered before. I found the audio guide informative, though not all narration has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Entry €7 per person - although show Eurostar tickets and you get 2 for the price of 1. Visited early on a Wednesday afternoon and it was not very busy, giving the chance to appreciate the exhibits at a leisurely pace.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

wonderful old building lovely paintings well worth a visit. Staff very helpful and spoke English. Sadly we missed an Egyptian exhibition due to start on 9 October this year.

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