Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,628 contributions
small, but good
Jul 2020
the collection is not that rich, but the permanent exhibition is very well done in a well designed setting of the museum. that alone already made it a pleasure to walk through. and there is a great special exhibition at the moment (end of July) that you should not miss.
Written August 3, 2020
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Alan053AU
Northampton UK164 contributions
Some very moving images of Caen over the ages
Aug 2019
If you're into your arts this is a good visit. If not we found it interesting and actually evidenced the old use of the river and its waters for trade in the 1800's
Written August 15, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,983 contributions
Situated in the castle, this is a rather large art museum
Jul 2019 • Couples
The museum houses a good collection of Flemish and Dutch art, and a very good collection impressionists and post-impressionists. Most rooms have a very nice display, but information is very limited.
Written August 2, 2019
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Manfromdublin12
Dublin, Ireland141 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
The museum is set over several floors and is full of interesting art . Well worth a visit and has the Normandie Museum close by.
Written July 27, 2019
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Peach P
Perth, Australia1,025 contributions
Not open on Mondays
Jun 2019
We were unable to visit this museum as it is not open on Mondays. It’s a shame as it looks interesting from the publicity given in pamphlets.
Written June 17, 2019
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Jane P
Mortain, France121 contributions
A bit of a maze, but well worth the visit.
Feb 2019 • Family
On the same site as William the Conqueror's chateau, this quirky art museum has lots of hidden corners and a nice café, which seems to have jazz and other live music at certain times. A bit of modern, a bit of Italian renaissance, some impressionists, and intriguing etchings, as well as the rather strange animals on wooden posts outside......
Written February 12, 2019
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Jancrow4
Manchester, UK592 contributions
Reasonable entry fee for a few works of note.
Jul 2018 • Couples
Worth going to see the Monet and Bonnard. There is a nice Breugal (copy??) stuck in a corner too. Most of the work there is pretty dull to be honest. The contemporary work was suitably challenging but not much info about the artist. My husband got rudely told off by a member of staff for pointing at a painting we were discussing, and told not to touch it, as if we would! The staff follow you around too much, you feel like a criminal.
Some paintings were incorrectly labelled, which we did point out to the rude man.
Written July 14, 2018
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pickytweeter
Edinburgh, UK382 contributions
Avante Garde to Classics- Beaux Arts Indeed
Jun 2018 • Couples
As I was forewarned of possibility of locating works and of the large portion of religious art..I went strait for the jugular and asked the very polite staff where Bruegel and Impressionists were and easily got around the gallery without it being an orienteering exercise. The Etretat Monet was not abroad - so along with Boudins, Braque etc we enjoyed . When we went. there some Xtra pay exhibtions but we stuck to std entry- which still included a bizarre avant garde ( to our eyes) exhibition called Donkey Burger -where all the exhibits looked the worse for ware and were slouched about the gallery space - dressed in tartan and had feathered birds heads!! As we had come from the home of the Edinburgh Festival- it was like home from home! We used the Cafe Mancel -next door for refreshments and the toilets at both- all very acceptable.
Written July 6, 2018
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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,923 contributions
A bit disappointing
Apr 2018 • Solo
I had been to the chateau grounds several times, but never visited this museum. I found the layout confusing. I had to ask which direction to start and it got more confusing from there. There was construction noise, kids of all ages on school trips and a female employee pacing in heels on the garden level, which was maddening. It wasn’t a tranquil visit. I’m not a fan of religious art, so a lot of the ground level artwork was not my thing. Monet’s Étretat was incredible. The exhibit on the garden level was bizarre, works of Hélène Delprat. There was no information about the artist, background or motivation. A book about the artist and her work was available for sale in the gift shop. I left, had lunch, googled the artist, watched a few videos and returned in the afternoon for a second attempt at understanding the artwork and displays. I verified that the only available information about the exhibit was the book that could be purchased. I was still pretty lost. The entrance fee was great at 3.50€. I would return for a traveling exhibit, but would do some homework beforehand.

Written April 8, 2018
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Bob B
Holiday, FL778 contributions
Sprawling, so plan to spend some time here
Jun 2017 • Solo
The chateau of Caen is in reality the impressive ruins of the medieval fortress erected by William the Conqueror. In terms of area, it is one of the largest medieval fortresses ever constructed anywhere in Europe. Entrance into the chateau and to parts of the ramparts is free. The chateau is home to three separate “museums,” for each of which there is an entry fee. However, the ticketing is centralized so that you cannot pay your admission fee as you enter each of the three museums; you must purchase your ticket(s) in advance. To purchase your ticket(s) follow the signs, which are easy to spot, to the ticket office located within the Church of Saint George of the Chateau (l'église Saint-Georges du château). Alternatively, you can book on-line, but primarily in French. There is no charge for children under a certain age and entry is free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month.

The galleries are arranged on two floors, the ground floor containing European works of art spanning the fourteenth to the eighteenth century and the lower Garden Level European and French art from the 18th century to the present. Please be aware of the fact that there are several galleries which may be devoted to special exhibitions so be certain to inquire about them. At the time of my visit there were three temporary exhibitions on view. The first devoted to the early 19th century photography of Egypt by Maxime Du Camp with special attention to the writing of Gustave Flaubert and the paintings by Jean-Charles Langlois. The second featured the work of Marc Desgrandchamps, born in 1960; and third was a tour de force exhibition focusing on Flemish and Dutch works of art, paintings, graphics, and photography.

Please note that the Cafe Mancel, located here, is the only facility within the chateau where one can get something to eat and/or drink.
Written June 24, 2017
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  • Tue - Fri 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tue - Fri 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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