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“Good collection but no great masterpieces” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

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
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good collection but no great masterpieces”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

A collection of art from Italy 15th -16th centuries, Europe 16th -18th centuries covering a wide range of genres.
When we visited the works from Cubism to present day were not available to view.The French 19th and early 20th centurary works were interesting because of their local connections to Normandy. There is one work by Monet amongst these.

Visited June 2012
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Dallas, TX
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Surpsisingly interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012


The building is well designed and the collection is larger than I expected. Not many famous artists, but many interesting paintings from the Renaissance through the 18th century.

Visited May 2012
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Paris, France
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55 attraction reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“nice collection of art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

the place in itself is not organised in an easy manner as most of the museums where you don't know where to start and where to end! lol

Visited May 2012
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Percy, France
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Paintings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Such a great selection, you have to visit if you're in Caen

Visited September 2011
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good museum for small city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Some decent paintings - a fine Rubens and some nice landscapes and medieval stuff. Not a must-see, if you're going to Rouen or Paris, for example, but we spent a nice hour-and-a-half there. Get the combined ticket for the Normandy museum - it's not expensive.

Visited October 2011
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