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Musee des Beaux-Arts
Ranked #37 of 201 things to do in Bordeaux
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Owner description: A fine arts museum with a wonderful collection of 17th century Italian, Dutch and Flemish art.
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not worth the time...”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Personally I wouldn't recommend going here, you wouldn't be missing anything! It is free and you can walk around it in 20 minutes. I'm not sure if there is going to be more of it opening, but when I went there was only a small section.

There is a greenery area you can sit in, it was a nice day so I sat reading there or a while. There was more people wondering around outside, compared to in the "exhibition/museum"

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Under refurbishment but still worth a visit”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

It's true that only one large room in the south wing is open at the moment due to refurbishment that is on-going until 2013, But it is still worth 30 minutes of anyone's time - especially as it's free. The room in question houses paintings by Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Murillo and Zurbaran. So while it may not be worth going out of your way to visit, a brief look-in can be combined with a visit the nearby Museum of Decorative Arts (and both are only a short stroll from the cathedral).

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Waste if time”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

July 2012. Basically it's closed. You go to the ticket office in the south wing where they tell you entry is free, just as well because there is just one room open, with some pretty depressing paintings. You then amble over to the north wing, which has a bit of paper on the door saying its closed for refurbishment. On the info boards it shows a temporary exhibition site over the road, so foolishly I thought it was a temp replacement for the closed galleries and payed my 5 euros, to discover it is simply a temp exhibition of the works of Tubeen. Instead I recommend going to the Musee d'Aquitane, which is excellent once you past the flints section.

Visited July 2012
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