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Palais des Beaux Arts

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Address: Place de la Republique | Numero de la Suite, Intersection, Place, 59000, Lille, France
Phone Number: 33 3 20 06 78 00
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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 way to pass a few hours!

I visited on the first Sunday of the month, when this museum is free for everyone, so I can't speak as to its value had I paid full price. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
arianar927
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited on the first Sunday of the month, when this museum is free for everyone, so I can't speak as to its value had I paid full price. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Though it is small compared to the museums of, say, Paris, I felt that people had gone to great lengths to make sure... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 'Beaux-Arts' exhibits are, in general, less than special although there are a few gems. I don't need to highlight them - they will shout at you! The whole visit took us around three hours but a sizeable chunk of that time was spent watching the creation (as live animation) of cartoons by Zep, many of which were really funny.... More 

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Thank beechform
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a weekday and all enjoyed the experience, kids and adults! There is a little bit for everyone here- from Old World Masters to Modern Contemporary. Northern France is known for their earthenware, and there is an incredible display room with endless patterns for you appreciate. The inside center of the museum is open and perfect... More 

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Thank Lauralee C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a slow Sunday midday break. 7 Euro entrance fee. Well worth a detour. Enough art to keep you interested. Tours available. Good vibes.

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Thank Paul B
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Whe you like art and have an hour to spare just indulge yourself. It is a nice building, it's in the heart of the city and they do have some nice artworks. We liked the sculpture section that had some great pieces. The museum just fixed up since the had some leaking problems a few years back (or so we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Palais des Beaux Arts wasn't on my list of places I needed to visit but I'm very glad we did. The building is just beautiful and the placement choices of the art work was very quirky. We went during a pop-up exhibition of the Belgian cartoonist Zep and instead of dumping his artwork in one room they distributed his irreverent... More 

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Thank Matt R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A varied museum with both a history section and an art section.....and as a special bonus very large and very detailed old marquettes of French, Belgian and Dutch cities. A beautiful bonus, located in the basement!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is very pretty and so is their collection. There is too much to see for one visit, so we picked a few floors to visit. So of the paintings are hanging quite high, so they are hard to see. But there are plenty paintings of very famous painters (Rubens, Van Gogh, Van Brueghel, Monet) you can see... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Compared to the great parish galleries, this left me cold. Three of us with different tastes all felt the same

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Big museum with your standard fine arts museum collection plus a few interesting exhibitions. A guide is recommended since the descriptions of the works of art are either in French or very brief in English.

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