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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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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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Afternoon visit

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

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

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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is worth visiting but there was not in my books that much famous art pieces as I was expecting. 90 to 120 minutes and you have seen everything.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of the best museums I have been to. When we visited in February it was very quiet and I was surprised there were not more people there. The cost was very cheap - €7 for two of us with a Eurostar discount. The audio guide was also free and gave an excellent commentary on the works of... More 

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Lille, France
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I went here during the week and I was absolutely surprised at the beauty not only of the collections but also of the building itself. I loved walked around the cavernous basement. It was a tranquil, relaxing way to spend my day. Staff were very friendly. Note: The day I went it seemed that some collections may have been closed... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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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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