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Musee des Beaux-Arts Valenciennes

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Beautiful museum, lovely staff.

Avoid going during school hours. Too many groups of school children. There is a convenient parking... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Anna C
Paris, France
Run for the 100 objects exhibition

There is an excellent exhibition called "The history of the world in 100 objects from the British... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Lille, France
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Jul 22, 2018
“Beautiful museum, lovely staff.”
Jun 11, 2018
“Run for the 100 objects exhibition”
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Following a big exibition they simply closed up for the holidays no note on the door or anything. We only found out the reason at the tourist office. Why do tourist attractions and hotels and restaurants in France always shut during the holiday season and...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Avoid going during school hours. Too many groups of school children. There is a convenient parking lot just next to the museum.

Thank Anna C
Reviewed June 11, 2018

There is an excellent exhibition called "The history of the world in 100 objects from the British Museum" that will last until July. I was very impressed by this exhibition. The quality and importance of some of the objects is quite remarkable. Commentary is presented...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

The Museum of Fine Arts of Valenciennes has a rich collection of Flemish paintings and a rich collection of Northern French paintings and sculptures. The most famous artists are Rubens, Rembrandt, Bosch, Watteau and Carpeaux. The museum is small - you could see everything in...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Fair number of historic paintings, particularly the Reuben room, and a room of practice statues including the rough for the statue outside one of the churches.

Thank Bill1609
Reviewed December 19, 2016

this is really the place to see many Rubens paintings and of his era. it is not too large so you can visit it in a couple of hours.

1  Thank MF543
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A good place to enjoy the work of local artists and their works. Works of Watteau are of the main attraction. And also the flemish paintings. The staff is very friendly. A small note: They don't accept cards. Be sure to carry paper money ;)...More

1  Thank anuragpisupai
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Fantastic paintings and sculptures by local artists, especially by Watteau. You can get on the tram at stop Andre Parent with is located near to Le Grand Duc and disembark at Hotel Du Ville for only a short walk to the Museum.

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have been visiting Valenciennes for many years, yet had never ventured into the art gallery, mainly because I didn't think it would be particularly interesting. Finally, I took the plunge for the reasonable sum of 4 euros. While the works represented aren't particularly to...More

Reviewed February 18, 2016

If you like to look at Flemish paintings of Rubens, Van Dijck ('Zo d'ouden zongen, piepen de jongen') but also want to experience French art and a gathering of other paintings (including known artists like Bosch, Pourbus), you will certainly enjoy. Calm and small museum...More

2  Thank Kristin480
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