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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Avante Garde to Classics- Beaux Arts Indeed

As I was forewarned of possibility of locating works and of the large portion of religious art..I... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sprawling, so plan to spend some time here

The chateau of Caen is in reality the impressive ruins of the medieval fortress erected by William... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
Bob B
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

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....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

do not miss this museum whilst in Caen ! and only 3.50 Euro pp A fantastic museum which will absorb you and stay with you a very long time

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Quite a bit of this collection spans from the medieval time through the Renaissance and most of the subject matter is religious. HOWEVER - There is also a space for temporary exhibitions that tend to be more modern. There are pieces from the 1600s forward,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Great variety, easy to navigate and included in the price of the Castle grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The exhibits I preferred most were the first ones of the 15th - 16th Italian Renaissance, quite stunning although as a friend remarked there were a lot of them. The floor plan is a challenge as is finding the right staircase in the cavernous interior,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank CarolynMary24
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a good regional museum with some excellent pictures both old and more recent. The temporary Frits Thaulow exhibition made a most interesting supplement to the permanent display and made the visit of greater interest. Signage could be improved.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John P
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Got the €8 ticket for the art and Normandy history museums. This ticket also gets you into the special exhibition on Thaulow paintings. The museum has got a variety of stuff from different area including Rubens and Bruegel. Well worth it and you can walk...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank John G
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