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Musee des Beaux Arts

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Address: Palais des Beaux Arts, Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
Phone Number: 00 33 3 20 06 78 00
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSED Tuesdays, for the Braderie (1st weekend in Sept) and some public...

CLOSED Tuesdays, for the Braderie (1st weekend in Sept) and some public holidays. Hours: Monday; 14.00-18.00; Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00 (later opening until 19.00 on Fri) .

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This gallery is something else. Huge, mixing modern with old and some very funny cartoon additions sitting beside grand works of art. Sculptures and fantastic to see and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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Shoreline, Washington USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Advertised as the second greatest arts museum in France, we were underwhelmed. And, we had not yet been to the Louvre. We expected a much larger museum, many more objects and of a higher quality. Unless you are in Lille for another reason, we do not recommend spending the time. That said, the relief maps are unique and interesting. We... More 

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery is something else. Huge, mixing modern with old and some very funny cartoon additions sitting beside grand works of art. Sculptures and fantastic to see and they also have some beautiful pieces of porcelain. One of the the surprises is a huge room filled with flat plans of cities. This place is well worth a visit, make sure... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic collection of art work. Be prepared to walk around a truly fantastic building and admire the collection. Sit outside and admire the area.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Big on Flemish art by the likes of Rubens and Van Dyck and earlier paintings. They also have an extensive department of porcelain and sculptures. Nice to visit any day of the year. It's a big building, you need time to go around.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Wiki page for this museum let's you know exactly what you are going to see so there should be no disappointment. The sculptures are stunning and there are a wealth of paintings for every taste. Loved it.

Thank Elle S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The museum is nice to walk through, especially on Sundays when the city is pretty quiet. Doesn't take a long time to go through it, and has some paintings and statues from famous artists.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A very good pre-match adventure, with excellent cartoon projections around the museum which help to demystify the experience and which children will love.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Musee is vast and one could easily spend several days here. We enjoyed a stimulating couple of hours and would certainly like to return. The exhibits are largely paintings and sculptures.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The museum is animated by a cartoonist just now, his works flashing up between the regular treasures. It's drawing a young crowd. Some exceptional works ... I was most pleased by a Brueghel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Well worth the entrance price (7 euros) for a comprehensive trip through European art history. The circular sofas are brilliant for a lie-down now and again, and the little comic strip videos explain stuff in easy-to-understand terms. No-one minded a toddler running about, hooting with joy.

Thank Samantha D

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