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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

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Address: le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02 31 30 47 70
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Frits Thaulow exhibition

Bought the joint ticket for both museums, Musee des Beaux-Arts & Musee de Normandie, so you save a bit of money. Went to the Frits Thaulow exhibition which was varied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sally C
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the joint ticket for both museums, Musee des Beaux-Arts & Musee de Normandie, so you save a bit of money. Went to the Frits Thaulow exhibition which was varied & interesting. We did not visit the rest of this museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The permanent collection is rich in not very exciting paintings from the Baroque period but a few truly beautiful pictures make the trip worth wile. A section is devoted to contemporary art. There are regularly organised temporary exhibitions. The 1971 building is an excellent piece of modern architecture. Between 12:30 and 2 pm the museum is closed, but a decent... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Set in a very modernistic building on the Chateau site. Plenty of old masters and a selection of interesting modern works.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Check their current exhibit and the collection is nice. The museum is not too big, so you actually enjoy every piece. Not expensive.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Visited here while on trip to Caen and were suprised at the amount and quality of art on view. Some great Italian art with great Dutch and Belgian pictures too. Overall would have been dissapointed to have missed such a lovely museum.

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State of Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

definetely a must-see. an excelent collection, with italian painters such as tintoretto, veronese and so on. beautiful pieces. not expensive at all.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small enough that you can take your time and enjoy it slowly. There may not be many name brand artists, but the art is still interesting and beautiful (though the contemporary artwork is predictably bizarre). Our family really enjoyed it.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Being located in Château Ducal, it would complement the walk if you happen to have an extra hour or two. You will lose nothing if you visit. It is not an uninteresting museum but the collection does not seem anything extraordinary. Price - being under 26 years and EU citizen, we entered the museum for free

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We found this to be on average venue. There was nothing there that really stood out as exceptional. I think time spent at other sites in Caen would be used.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is not free as another reviewer has stated and although it isn't expensive you are not going to see any great masterpieces. It is a regional collection with a broad range in terms of age and style and some well know painters are displayed but these are not their bast works and some of the paintings are frankly poor.... More 

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