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Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

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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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Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice art but not all of the exhibits were open. Nothing special but the outside of it is very pretty in a nice area of lille! Try and go on a Sunday since it should be free on one Sunday a month.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did have a great time visiting this Palais and exploring many paintings and sculptures in this institution. It was truly a cultural feast to see Monet’s The London Parliament, Merson’s Le Loup d’Agubbio or Goya’s Time and the Old Women. There is an audio...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Visited this museum while on a weekend in Lille, and really enjoyed our visit. The building is very imposing and there is plenty of art to see! The paintings are well displayed, and unlike other Beaux Art that I have visited did not have a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

My husband and I were somewhat disappointed with our visit to the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille. We did not find the staff very welcoming or helpful to English speakers. The young man at the ticket desk volunteered no information and seemed uninterested in speaking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

What an amazingly well curated gallery. Easy to follow plan and a true celebration of many masterpieces.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

The building is beautiful and worth a quick visit. There are a lot of paintings some more well known than others. If you enjoy this kind of visit and if the weather is cold outside then it is worth a wander. We were surprised to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

We had a Lille Card so on a rainy afternoon, spent a couple of hours wandering around the museum. To be honest, we prefer history rather than art, but the building was very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

We visit this 'attraction' on Thursday 07 March 2019 and left very disappointed. Here are the reasons why: It is poorly signed from neighbouring streets and you only know you are there when close-by. The painting collection is very uniform: far too much religious-themed only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

This was on my list to visit and I was not disappointed. The building is imposing and well maintained. The paintings are varied and yes there are a lot of religious scenes but they were standard for the time. There were sculptures by Rodin, paintings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Was one of my targets for my Lille visit and was not disappointed. A mixture of paintings and sculptures of which, the paintings are the star of the show. I don't recall seeing a Rembrandt but just about ever other major artist over the last...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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