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“Un ete au bord de l'eau”

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Un ete au bord de l'eau”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The castle had been our aim, we just "happened" on the exhibition(there were plenty of adverts, which we had ingored). In my 60 years, I have been very rarely so filled with awe and wonder. The exhibits are superbly displayed. Visitors have time and space to view the exhibits "up close". Staff are there but in the background.
To give some idea of the real impact: I've never bothered to review anything else.
(the castle was the focus and would have been worth the time without the bonus)

Visited April 2013
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Domfront, France
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“Art exhibition”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Quite a good exhibition, with some excellent art but also some modern "art" which we didn't think much of! Not a patch on Musee d'Orsay or the Louvre but really didn't expect it to be. Only 3,10 euros entrance fee. Will go back when there are special exhbitions taking place.

Visited February 2013
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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“Looks can deceive”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Looks like an another average museaum, but it had one of the best art works in the history- Perugino's- Marriage of the Virgin, which is even more perfect in person!!!

Visited October 2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“A good range of art from C15-C20”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We enjoyed a pleasant hour here in peaceful and well laid out surroundings. Cheap entry and some good examples of art over recent centuries - even a Monet although not his best work.

Visited August 2012
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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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“So many pictures!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The gallery is huge!! Make room for an hour or two to look around at all the art. There's everything from modern art to Jacobean art and from portraits to religious illustrations. The art gallery is a tardis and you can spend over two hours there. there's a little cafe outside which is perfect for food afterwards. Price wise it's brilliant, free for anyone under 26 and on Wednesdays but only 3€10 otherwise. A must visit if you're in Caen and even if you aren't a massive fan of art!

Visited August 2012
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