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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

Le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 30 47 70
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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.

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Cairo, Egypt
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62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to visit this museum after visiting the Beaux tapestry,and they had a good offer of three attractions in one ticket for 15 euro which encouraged us to go and visit . It had a good mix of paintings ,pottery and an excellent lace exhibition with lots of beautiful samples and information on how it was made in the... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting art gallery with early works and regular special exhibitions. Of course with many works dating from before 1750 religion is the key subject matter. Currently prints of horses and horsemen are on display from the 17 and 1800s.

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Jamtland County, Sweden
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice castle in central Caen. The castle is not very big but has an interesting history and a nice view of Caen.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We wandered into this fine museum by accident and well worth the 3 Euros. The art is from different periods and gives one a nice perspective in styles and history. Short and sweet to allow you to walk the grounds, climb the walls for a higher view, and see the outdoor sculptures.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited this modestly sized regional gallery in tandem with the Musee de Normandie, both contained within the walls of Caen Castle. We took advantage of the well priced joint ticket with the Normandy Museum. The art gallery is housed in a new building which clashes entirely with the medieval buildings of Caen Castle. There is even a plaque proudly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I had thought the collection at the Beaux Arts in Rouen was excellent for a provincial city, but Caen's is even better. Flemish and Italian paintings in particular. Situated in the Castle, with good views of the city and, if the weather is as inclement as it was when we were there, a visit to the Normandy museum close by... More

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

To be honest, I was just trying to kill time in Caen, and I thought the museum would be a good bet as a way of not having to drag my luggage around for a few hours - and I was right! I even got in free as a student (though technically I shouldn't have done so as I'm older... More

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kent
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We spent ages looking at the works of art. This is a lovely place to spend time. We got a joint ticket, this also allowed us into the museum opposite that displayed Roman remains etc. At just over 5 euros each an absolute bargain!

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