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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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The best Art museum outside Paris in France

I have visited this museum four times. The museum has a remarkable collection of paintings from different periods. You could find Monet, Leger, Rubens, Goya, Brueghel, van Gogh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium
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243 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum four times. The museum has a remarkable collection of paintings from different periods. You could find Monet, Leger, Rubens, Goya, Brueghel, van Gogh, among others. They have one of the finest collections of paintings outside Paris without a doubt. On the downside the light is horrible, specially for those paintings that are hanging in the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grand building with a clever modern extension. Permanent collection of old french art and when we went they temporary collection was Joie de Vivre which was well worth the additional €10 entry fee. No charge for main collection. Located at the end of the main shopping area and worth a couple of hours detour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large collection of lesser known art from well known artists. Rubens, Rodin etc. plenty of space and even the guided tours are politely non intrusive to other visitors, they don't dominate the room by shouting loudly as in some places. Highly recommended.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum that you can see in half a day and worth a weekend trip to visit. There are a fair number of Rubens, Brueghels and Sisleys , the Rococo collection is very nice and the few Greek pieces are outstanding. Military buffs will enjoy the relief maps of about 10 French cities that are on display... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly stunning art gallery. We also enjoyed the current Joie de vivre exhibition. Good value, if you travel on eurostar, you get two for one entry by showing your ticket

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Paris, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautifull museum with a great permanent collection , the settings are beautifull and It is verywell organized . The exhibitions are grand .fantastic curators

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Must visit place if you are visiting Lille even if for a short trip. I would rate if certainly next to Louvre in terms of richness and collection. The museum staff was super helpful in giving directions and explaining different aspects about the collection.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A must if you like musea. The building is stunning, at the collection is beautifull. Although you may loose your sense of direction, you can easily just wander around. we especially loved the upper floor with the paintings.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent a few hours in here avoiding the rain. Visited their temporary exhibit - "Joie De Vivre" which will end on 17 January 2016. Excellent. The Museum is large so I only had time to visit the Religious Arts and Plans-reliefs section in the basement. Fascinating place

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Cheltenham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Permanent exhibition of French, Dutch and Flemish paintings, some world-class. Well organised galleries with enough space to stand and stare. Captions in French only. 7 euros entry

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