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Museum of Art & Industry (Musee d'Art et d'Industrie)

24, rue des Champs, 59100 Roubaix, France
0033 320 69 23 60
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Roubaix
Type: Art Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The piscine itself is a little art deco gem, but the paintings as well are so beautiful and moving. Great collection of art.

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orlando fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

the old municipal pool and baths converted into a museum!!! just the architecture is worth the detour. the basic collection is well presented. the temporary expositions are beautifully distributed around the pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you love Art Deco you will love this building. The stained glass sun window is captivating. Lovely to see how the baths were used, and how well it has been transformed for us to view without altering the concept. Well done France, well done Roubaix - as an Art Deco lover this did not fail to surprise me. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were absolutely blown away by this stunning building and loved everything about it, including the painting, sculpture, sample/pattern books - delightful. The blue mosaic tiles, the stained glass windows, the balconies, the changing rooms - an Art Deco masterpiece. There really is something for everyone in the art collection - Picasso, Bonnard, and some artists I'd never heard of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We're inclined to agree with other reviewers who felt that the art really let down the setting here. Like others, we were really taken with the building, the art deco features and the stunning stained glass windows reflecting down at the water. The way they'd made use of the building, of the shower cubicles etc. was inspired. But we weren't... More

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Not knowing what to expect both my wife and I were speechless as to the standard of 'France's bests kept secret'. The use of the old swimming baths was inspired and the varied collection a true delight. You don't need to be an art aficionado to appreciate this wonderful, varied collection, there's something for everyone, sorry to be so gushing... More

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New York City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A unique building, with a very interesting history. And the idea to turn it into a museum was inspired. But after the initial high of walking in and seeing the main room, the rest was a depressing experience of walking past statues, paintings, ceramics, etc., which could nearly all be pitched and never missed. Given the difficulty in getting here,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

As others have said a beautiful setting, the pool, the windows, statues, ceramics and paintings. Also until 20 May this year, a great exhibtion of Picasso works, alongside photographs by David Douglas Duncan of Picasso producing them. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/23/david-douglas-duncan-picasso-review?intcmp=239 Also remember if you go by Eurostar, to take your ticket as you can get 2 for 1 entry - check the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

La Piscine is a truly beautiful museum. Set in an old public swimming pool, with a small pool in the centre, sculptures on either side, the original changing cubicles retained for artistic effect, and beautiful lighting coming from the stained glass window overlooking the pool, this museum has a beautiful collection of sculptures and paintings, as well as many fabric... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

La Piscine at Roubaix is about a 20-30 minute ride on the metro from central Lille and we're so glad we made the effort to visit. The beautiful stained glass windows of this former public swimming pool (they've retained part of the pool which is filled with water!) are breathtaking, there are attractive sculptures placed alongside the pool and lots... More

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