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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

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Address: Le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02 31 30 47 70
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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it´s a very good museum, if you are in Caen you need to go there!! In europe all the museums are free so if you have 2 hours free that´s a really good decition

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Nicolas P

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105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We found this to be on average venue. There was nothing there that really stood out as exceptional. I think time spent at other sites in Caen would be used.

Thank ALLISONMidland
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is not free as another reviewer has stated and although it isn't expensive you are not going to see any great masterpieces. It is a regional collection with a broad range in terms of age and style and some well know painters are displayed but these are not their bast works and some of the paintings are frankly poor.... More 

Thank Ashfield531
Fort Lauderdale
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78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Was a quick and easy museum to get through, not my favorite type of art but was good regardless. Price was great as well. Found a few artists I hadn't heard of before or seen that I fell in love with!

Thank Kelley A
Lansing, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A wonderful collection, arranged more or less chronologically, and with excellent interpretive materials (in French and English) to help the uninitiated (like me) understand the key features of different eras. Plus it's inside the Chateau, and you're going to see that anyway, right?

Thank BunnyHugger
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

it´s a very good museum, if you are in Caen you need to go there!! In europe all the museums are free so if you have 2 hours free that´s a really good decition

Thank Nicolas P
Mane, France
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73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of the most beautiful fine arts museums that I've seen in France. I didn't expect to find such a high quality. Five hundred artworks are currently on display. Mostly paintings which give you a full introduction to West European art from late Middle Ages until now. Some of them are major masterpieces. The paintings are very well exposed, in... More 

1 Thank Alain R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

extremely well laid out,fantastic range of paintings from 1600 s to modern photo art ,a very interesting 4 hours ,and very helpful staff.

1 Thank Roadcrewsteve
Havant, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited by accident after cycling from Ouistrem, thought as we have never been in an art gallery that we would give it a go. We entered into the first gallery through giant doors we had been given a map to follow but neither of us had glasses so just squinted and started to walk in a direction. A grumpy... More 

1 Thank Gina B
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The space is excellently organized and very clean... But it has very few intereting paintings (just the ones suggested by the museum itself are interesting). Very cheap.

Thank GIULIO_M94
Cairo, Egypt
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122 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I enjoyed this musuem located in Caen downtown , it is not so big but had a fine collection of paintings & pottery , I enjoyed work from 17th & 18th century It is really an interesting musuem

Thank Dr W G

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