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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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Address: Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 52 00 62
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Good, but awkward

Lots of great art, including some marvelous paintings mentioned in other reviews, but for us it was difficult to move between rooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lots of great art, including some marvelous paintings mentioned in other reviews, but for us it was difficult to move between rooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you read the list of paintings on display, you would think this was an exciting museum, but somehow we found this regional art gallery among the most somber we have visited. The Musee Des Beaux-Arts is in a neoclassical structure about a 5-10 minute walk from the city center. Inside, it has two floors around a central atrium with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A really fine museum. temp exhibit of 14th-16th century art from Sienna very impressive. The permanent exhibit is wonderful Worth the price

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum in the centre of Rouen exemplifies French curating at its most typical. The current exhibition focuses on the main artists active in Siena, Italy, during the Renaissance. It is arranged in chronological sequence, like an old-fashioned history lesson. Unlike the Cathedrals exhibition, last year, which was arranged in accordance with our changing perspectives on the concept of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Musee is best known for its impressionist collection, but I thought the 15th/16th paintings the size of a bus were superb and just did not get enough time in 2 hours to see them all. Really good value for money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This museum though fairly small in size houses a remarkably extensive collection of paintings and art works ranging from the medieval era to Impressionists and 20th century artists. When we visited, there was an exhibition on Byzantine religious art and its influence on Italian painters. The exhibition contained some very beautiful works by medieval and early Renaissance painters. The permanent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a small museum, but has an absolutely wonderful collection. I am not that knowledgeable in art, but it was amazing seeing these masterpieces up close. Small crowds made it even more enjoyable. Do not overlook this gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I would have given 5, but the exhibition should have at least had translations in English. Although I'm fluent in French I found the reading a bit tedious, but the paintings, mostly religious tryptiques showing a transition from Byzantine (Orthodox) to a more modern style were fabulous. A real art buff would have got more from than me, an art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This small museum is absolutely choice. The collections are excellent, focused on Normandy with a good selection of Impressionists and moderns. On the same ticket you can visit the Ceramics Museum up the street, and the Ironworks Museum down the street. A wonderful afternoon that would be !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I liked the lack of crowds so that I could enjoy some great paintings up close and with lots of time - Jericault, Monet, Van Dyke, Rubens, Sisley. I Didn't like the room explanation cards ofter referred to paintings not there, or in a different room. The special exhibition on Sienna was hardly worth it - very limited set of... More 

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Address: Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 52 00 62
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Rouen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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