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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 #7 of 11 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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