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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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Great art, bizarre Donald Duck exhibition

A terrific collection of artwork by major artists and an eclectic mixture of sculpture, paintings and artefacts. Only slightly marred by a bizarre Donald Duck exhibit woven in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A terrific collection of artwork by major artists and an eclectic mixture of sculpture, paintings and artefacts. Only slightly marred by a bizarre Donald Duck exhibit woven in between phenomenal works of art.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This collection claims to be one of the five largest museums in France, and the largest outside Paris - we believe those claims. Tickets to this attraction were not overly expensive, and additionally factoring in a promotional offer from our cross-channel travel provider made this a very cheap afternoon. Our highlight was being able to see some outstandingly impressive items... More 

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Little Hallingbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Monet, Manet, Rodin, all the greats represented in this beautiful building. Sculptures, paintings, ceramics, artifacts, and also, when we were there, a special duck theme!

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Lille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First thing remember to have some form I.D. With you or they will not give you an audio set / and you need one / for a famous art gallery e,very thing is in French ,no German no English .

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderfully curated museum. Spacious exhibit rooms provide for a uncluttered visit. Great examples of noted Flemish artists (maybe too much). Three complaints: secured audio guide but not many works were included in guide. Too often those that were numbered and supposedly included in guide showed "no commentary available for this work." Biggest complaint was that descriptive cards detailing artist, name... More 

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Lille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Even if you already did the museum, the new exhibition is funny, informative and very interesting for art and non-art lovers. A must see once you are in Lille (This exhibition is there until 5 july 2015)

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are in Lille with any time to spare, you should visit the Palais to broaden your mind. Lots of death & suffering scenes in the older works of art. Some nice later works. The Donald Duck thing was a distraction, not for me and I am in no way "high-brow"

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Best bit? The tapestries and wall hangings, which is what this part of France was all about. Not so good? Well, all the impressionists are in Paris I suppose.

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Telford,Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The art is well displayed and the relief maps were particularly interesting. The 'Le Canard du Musee' - Donald Duck in Art was great fun. The visit was spoiled by the level of noise from students, pupils and even museum staff. No one expects museums to be quiet but shouting and really loud voices in the galleries did spoil our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about Palais des Beaux Arts

Address: Address: Place de la Republique | Numero de la Suite, Intersection, Place, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: 33 3 20 06 78 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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