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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp, 76000 Rouen, France
02 35 52 00 62
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Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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332 reviews 332 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Being the largest museum in town, a visit to Musée des Beaux Arts will keep you busy for at least a couple of hours, provided that you're interested in classical and modern painting. The classical paintings are the mainstay; the museum has halls dedicated to artworks from the15-17th century, the 18th century, the 19th century (the mainstay of the museum,... More

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Houston, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice sized collection to see in a visit since it is not such a huge museum. But you do not get to see the Monet painting of Notre Dame cathedral in the permanent collection. You had to pay extra for the cathedral exhibit. You hear about the painting all over town, and then they charge extra? Seemed to be a... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fine building, fine collection, with an excellent café/restaurant in a large covered courtyard .... Balm for sore eyes and tired feet....

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Denver, Colorado, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some very nice pieces, Renaissance and Impressionist eras, a cute restaurant that we took pictures of but did not eat in, and close to the center of town.

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Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The purpouse of our wisit to this museum was the cathedral exhibition - this was just marvellously done. But the permanent collection of this museum is of an extraordinary richness: you'll find ther so many magnificent works of art from velazquez, carravagio, veronese or fragonard to monet, sisley or modigliani and duchamp! just go!

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Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This Museum's pêrmanent exhibitions are unique. you can see there an impressive collection of pictures from impressionists, medieval religious art, etc.... That said, this review therefor does relate - only - to the current temporary exhibition, "les cathédrales", which, so claims the official ad, the visitor will leave in a flabbergasted state. It will end by Sept 26th. Obvioulsy the... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went for the monets and other impressionists, but also lots of other things to see too. Very good museum.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very nice museum displaying a broad range of artists, periods, styles. We really enjoyed the Impressionism display which had an interesting variety of artists. Just goes to show there are "masterpieces" outside of the Louvre and the d'Orsay......without the lines. :-)

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited the museum because I wanted to see the Cathedrals exhibition which is a temporary one. I really enjoyed seeing all the paintings, drawings, objects and information about cathedrals and their influence for example in literature. Since it was 14 juillet, the entrance to the museum and this exhibition was free, something I really appreciated and I'm sure other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a wonderful art museum comparable to any in Paris or London. We were really impressed by the quality, importance and magnitude of paintings on show. I'm particularly interested in Impressionism, and there were Sisleys there I'd never seen before plus other work by lesser known Impressionist artists well worth viewing. It cost us 9 euros each to view... More

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