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“Interesting museum with some gems”
Review of Musee Beaux Arts

Musee Beaux Arts
Ranked #7 of 36 things to do in Limoges
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Housed in the old Bishop's Palace, the museum offers an interesting diversion for an hour or two.

The collection includes Egyptian relics, remains from the Roman and Medieval history of the city, a comprehensive overview of enamelling with which the city is synonymous, and some interesting art works.

Most interesting for me were the paintings by Suzanne Valadon, an artist born near Limoges with a fascinating history as both model and artist.

Well worth a visit, as are the terraced gardens which stretch from the palace down to the banks of the Vienne River.

Thank TraveljunkieRob
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Traces the development of Limoges via a series of models. Good overview of history of the area plus a good Egyptian collection. The paintings, including some early Renoirs are good with a collection of fine porecelain pieces..

Thank daviddogpop
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Set near the Cathedral and Botanical Gardens this museum although small packs a lot in for your €5. I mainly wanted to see the Egyptian Gallery but there is also a large collection of Roman artifacts too and the history of Limoges as well as paintings and murals. Well worth an hour.

Thank taffymhd1968
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The museum is home to several permanent collections including some early Renoir paintings and a fascinating collection of models showing the growth of Limoges over the years. The real draw for us though was seeing how the Bishop would have lived as you wandered from gallery to gallery in the gorgeous building which sits in the middle of the (free) botanical gardens.

Thank ichameleon
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

This building is gorgeous! Inside and out. It is worth a visit to see one of the most beautiful city halls.

Thank santafecarol
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