Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy: Hours, Address, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy Reviews: 4.5/5

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
4.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Write a review
About
The Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts or le Musée de Beaux-Arts was created in 1793 and is housed in one of the striking 18th century buildings in Place Stanislas. The museum's walls are a witness to the architectural and urban development of Nancy. The restoration of 15th to 17th century fortifications in the basement of the museum has firmed its link between the old and new towns or indeed between the former Dukedom of Lorraine and modern Nancy. Development became necessary due to the increasing size of the collections. This led to an important extension in 1999 entailing a complete restructure of the museum in order to cater for young and adult visitors alike. The auditorium, temporary exhibition galleries, children's workshops, book shop and the Friends of the Museum Association all provide a large variety of cultural events for your benefit. Collections On display are works representing every European school of art, spanning a period from the 14th to the 21st century. The museum's impressive painting collections include a series of works by Pérugin, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rubens, Delacroix, Monet, Modigliani, Dufy, Picasso, etc.... You are also assured to see the creations of both contemporary French and foreign artists. Visitors must not forget to admire works by famous Lorraine painters Claude le Lorrain, Emile Friant, Victor Pouvé, Etienne Cournault, Jules Bastien Lepage ... The collection also features sculptures by Rodin, Maillol, Zadkine, César, Dietman ... The Print Room exhibits periodically works taken from its rich collection of sketches, prints and engravings by artists such as Callot and Grandville. Finally, an original scenographic presentation of the Daum crystal collection allows visitors to explore 100 years of Nancy's well-known glasswork's production.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
763 reviews
Excellent
425
Very good
288
Average
43
Poor
6
Terrible
2

hezi m
Israel101 contributions
Feb 2020
We have arrived here mainly to watch glass works that evolved in Nancy as we definitely did. Located in the basement level (not sure why) is the Daum's fortifications glass collection. Beautiful works, mainly vases, including cameo works. So beautiful. Pity that they do not have audio/visual or movie display in English as well. The rest of the museum was just add on.
Written February 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sebastien M
Sydney, Australia472 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is yet another example of stupendously magnificent fine arts museums in France and an old institution at its finest. It's in one of the Pavilions inside Place Stanislas with exquisite collections of fine arts ranging from the early 1500s to modern art. There's three levels of exhibitions rooms with quite substantial collections, all arranged according to years and their significant influences in the development of various arts schools throughout various periods. Most notable is the amount of French paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries making it one of the largest collections outside of The Louvre museum in Paris. Most intriguing for me was the Daum extravaganza of glorious glass exhibitions on the lower ground floor! It is a gorgeous museum suitable for all ages; wheelchair friendly and has public lavatory inside the place. So you're not only getting the spectacular experience of what this museum has to offer but also inside one of the most glorious squares in Europe. Highly recommended.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

noris
Sarasota41 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
After braving the crowds in Paris, visiting this museum was a great treat. It is small but with a very nice collection including some of the old masters and many from the French impressionist period. The entrance is only 6 euros and no crowds.
Written May 4, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janet T
Oxford, UK15 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is the reason I visited Nancy and I wasn't disappointed. The best collection of Art Nouveau glass, displayed in beautifully lit cabinets - and had the place to myself! A real bonus is the art gallery on the ground floor - pictures include Lucien Freud, Picasso, Manet and Monet, and the wonderful Emile Friant. Highly recommended.
Written April 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,340 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
There can be few art museums with a better setting; after a coffee in the delightful Place Stanislas you can stroll into this lovely building in just a few paces. The staff will direct you to the top floor and suggest you work your way down the building - and you can soon see why. If you've been in many, probably any, art museums in Western Europe you'll be completely underwhelmed by the top two floors. Representative art from Medieval on, but frankly no particular quality or diversity. But then you get to the ground floor and the 20th century and the smile is likely to return to your face. A rather scattershot collection but full of lovely little gems (and some big ones) well-presented. Then make sure you don't miss the basement where you can see not only a restored section of the medieval town wall in situ, but a quite superb glass collection, much of it art nouveau influenced, all produced by local company Daum. Many fine pieces beautifully displayed. It might even encourage you to visit their lovely retail outlet on the other side of the square. Definitely a little gem of a gallery and well worth visiting if you're in Nancy.
Written November 8, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Theresa M
Manhattan, KS262 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Great museum, polite staff, impressive exhibits. We spent about two hrs without the audio tour. No cafe inside so plan aheah!
Written July 27, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roshni2011
Colombo, Sri Lanka533 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Placed on one side of Place Stanislas in one of the square's original, beautiful buildings, this museum contains a collection of French, Italian and Dutch masters as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture.

The Daum glass collection is also worth seeing. The basement contains remains of the city's fortifications.

I spent over two hours here -- but should have stayed longer had it not been for time pressure. Note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Written July 9, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travel5856
Frankfurt, Germany108 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
The museum is conveniently located on Stanislas Square, and like much art, some is just weird! This is a nice collection of art no matter your tastes. The top two floors have more art from the 1400's-1700's, while the bottom floor is more contemporary with some art installations. My husband and I found a few beautiful pieces that were similar to Pissard's style, but we had never heard of the artist. We will definitely be looking for more of this artist's works. One installation was lights hanging in a small mirrored room. Clear you mind, open your eyes, and feel as though you are standing among the stars in the sky. Weird isn't the only thing you will find there, and I would highly recommend this museum. Anticipate spending approximately 1 1/2 hours there to see it all, and the museum has audio devices for several languages.
Written February 21, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chatwinesque
Lisbon, Portugal111 contributions
Jun 2021
An excellent museum, with a great collection of art works, from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, I discovered the great painter from Nancy, Émile Friant, and the contemporary artist Mad Meg. The glass Daum collection is also overwhelming.
Written June 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KentishMan56
Hawkinge, UK1,096 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Starting with medieval and renaissance art on the top floor to 19th/20th C art on the ground floor (and some temporary exhibitions), and the collections of glass in the basement (where the massive city walls can also be admired), this is a fascinating gallery which is well worth a visit. Our favourite artist (whom we didn't know before) was the 19th /20th painter Emile Friant - a real discovery.
Written November 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 143
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy is open:
  • Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Restaurants near Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy: View all restaurants near Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy on Tripadvisor