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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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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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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Outside of anything in Paris, this is the largest art museum in France and it is beautiful! The antiquities are beyond description. Don't miss it!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The artworks in this gallery are great, particularly the collection of impressionists. The audio guide which is delivered through an ipod touch (which was lent to visitors) was hopeless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

a little further away from the centre of Lille but it was worth the walk. There are many art students sketching and painting which is very interesting to watch.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Plenty to see over a couple of hours ranging over several centuries and different categories of art. Also good cafe and shop

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots to see in this magnificent building. A great range from early Flemish paintings to the impressionists. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were impressed with the variety and quality of art.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A great selection of fine art ( more National Gallery than Tate Gallery ) the basement area is a bit of a mixed bag of artifacts with some models of historical town layouts which may be of limited interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not so crowded, space to move, excellent iPod self tour free with ticket ( need to leave Id as security). A gem of a museum. Great mix of ancient Egyptian through 20th century. We had brunch in the cafe inside. Not a broad selection but very good sandwiches, fresh salad and excellent choc brownie. It was a Sunday visit so... More 

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