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Palais des Beaux Arts

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Address: 18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
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+33 3 20 06 78 00
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along...

Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Great Museum in a beautiful building

Plenty to see as you wander around this beautiful space. Make sure you ask for an audio guide before you set off so you get the most out of the museum. Entry is free unless you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty to see as you wander around this beautiful space. Make sure you ask for an audio guide before you set off so you get the most out of the museum. Entry is free unless you want to go upstairs to the galleries. With our eurostar ticket we go a deal - buy one entry to the museum and 1... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not as good as the guide book suggested - a few clear masterpieces by eg Rubens, Brueghel, but a lot of inferior works including by well-known painters. A good gallery space however and an outstanding but simple cafe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

there are many things to see in the museum, ranges from decorative arts, paintings and catholic figures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a wet weather activity in Lille this is very worthwhile doing with some fine paintings through the ages. Very Good for an hour or two.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located in an interesting building, though I forgot to ask about its history. The layout is simple, with a central round square, and around it one ring of halls. To me the most impressive part is the hall on the left, with three large paintings, about the abdication of emperor Charles V, the plague in Tournai, and... More 

Coulsdon, Surrey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large collection of art and instead of becoming overwhelmed, we downloaded their App which gave us fascinating audio descriptions of some of their 'favourites'. It meant that we got so much more out of the works that we viewed and stopped at many that we would otherwise have passed by. There is a lot of building work... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The relief maps in the basement were for me the most impressive thing there. A must if you're interested in maps at all.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like a lovely building behind the scaffolding, which was a shame. Collection is eclectic and spread out - could do with better signage. We didn't opt for the audio tour, but probably should have - especially for the artefacts below ground. Happy to see a couple of Monets on the way round. The empty atrium seemed a waste of... More 

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

It is a huge museum and every piece is exciting. The iPod provided for listening went dead after some point but it was worth the experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

I was watching a BBC TV programme and they reported about les Plans en Relief, which were used e.g. by the French king Louis XIV, to define military strategy for artillery campaigns in the north of France in XVII and XVIII centuries. the models (approx 1/600) were built to precisely show the geography of the bastioned fortifications and the courntyside... More 

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