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“Good collection but no great masterpieces”

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen
Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good collection but no great masterpieces”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

A collection of art from Italy 15th -16th centuries, Europe 16th -18th centuries covering a wide range of genres.
When we visited the works from Cubism to present day were not available to view.The French 19th and early 20th centurary works were interesting because of their local connections to Normandy. There is one work by Monet amongst these.

Visited June 2012
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Dallas, TX
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Surpsisingly interesting”
Reviewed May 31, 2012


The building is well designed and the collection is larger than I expected. Not many famous artists, but many interesting paintings from the Renaissance through the 18th century.

Visited May 2012
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“nice collection of art”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

the place in itself is not organised in an easy manner as most of the museums where you don't know where to start and where to end! lol

Visited May 2012
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Percy, France
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Paintings”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Such a great selection, you have to visit if you're in Caen

Visited September 2011
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good museum for small city”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Some decent paintings - a fine Rubens and some nice landscapes and medieval stuff. Not a must-see, if you're going to Rouen or Paris, for example, but we spent a nice hour-and-a-half there. Get the combined ticket for the Normandy museum - it's not expensive.

Visited October 2011
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