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“An impressive museum for a fairly small town”

Musee Departemental de Flandre
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Cassel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

But then I understand it's recently had a 13 year, multimillion euro restoration so it should be good. Unusual for the region in the sense that's it's stone fronted (built by the Spanish in the 16thC?) and very attractive too. Good value (4 or 5 euro a person) and quite extensive, well air conditioned (maybe a bit cold? Good for the art?) and some really nice pieces. There was an exhibition of Flemish painting on when we were there but from the look of it the permanent collection is pretty good too. All that said I'm not really a museum/gallery sort of person so we didn't see all of the place by any means, but I was impressed. We got to a huge and frankly stunning painting by Francis Tattegrain (http://museedeflandre.cg59.fr/en/Collections/30masterpieces/01.aspx) and after that I didn't really need to see anything else. Worth a visit just for that painting in my opinion.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

As we visit France on a regular basis we had basically given up trying to find museums etc that were actually open. But we were visiting the town in May when it started raining hailstones. So we saw this museum and saw that it was open so went in.
I am not really into art etc but was fascinated by the flemish paintings etc. We spent a very pleasant hour or so there and at 3 euros each (over 60's ) I thought it was very good value for money.
There are lockers there so you don't have to carry all your things round with you and toilets, always a bonus in France!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Musée Départemental de Flandre is in the heart of the hilltop city of Cassel, in the northwestern part of France in which Flemish ("Vlemsch") also is being spoken. The museum is specialized in paintings; recent exhibits (at the bottom floor) were dedicated to themes from Flemish painters from the middle ages. The top floor houses the museum's regular collection, including pictures and relics of the Great War (the French Marshall Foch used the museum's housing as his main quarters when he led the French troops during the numerous battles in the region).

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