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“The carriages of Versailles”

Musee de Beaux-Arts
Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in Arras
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
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“The carriages of Versailles”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The carriages were magnificent and you could view them easily as it was not too crowded. The workmanship, painting and opulence of the carriages and sleighs made the visit well worthwhile. The only problem was getting a ticket as there seemed to be confusion amongst the staff. Still it was a great exhibition and well worth the visit. I believe this exhibition is not a permanent one and it would be worth checking. There were some really good paintings to look at in the rest of the display and museum. The museum is within easy walking distance of the centre of Arras.

Visited October 2013
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Andover, United Kingdom
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“Great Museum”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well worth a visit. We saw the carriages and they were amazing. Always good to navigate a museum with two kids in tow and for them to be entertained. Highlight of our trip.

Visited August 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“Versailles exhibit well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I spent a morning touring the Versailles exhibit of carriages and sledges. The Musee de Beaux-Arts and Versailles formed a partnership and this exhibit in Arras includes articles and paintings originating from Versailles. I was very impressed with the finery and craftsmanship of the carriages. The exhibit also includes paintings from the same era, and an excellent video at the end of the tour which addresses how the carriages are constructed, and evolved over the years.

We visited Versailles later in the week, after seeing the Arras exhibit, so it was a great find with a fraction of the crowds. We purchased a Versailles Pass at the Arras tourism office which got us access to the exhibition at a discounted price.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool
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“Great Exhibition of Carriages from Versailles”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Whilst we were there this museum had an exhibition of Carraiges from Versailles which was breath taking, The regular artifacts were also worth a visit with some amazing Paintings .

Visited August 2013
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Sittingbourne
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“Amazing Art”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

So much to see, you will need to allow plenty of time. This month (June 2013) there is an extra carriage exhibition from Versailles. It's a great opportunity to see something very unusual and interesting.

Visited June 2013
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