Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Brest

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With more than 300 works of art on display, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest's collection offers an overview of the history of painting from the late 16th century up to today. Special emphasis is placed on marine paintings, Breton works, and artists from the Pont-Aven School of symbolist movement. The first floor displays 16th to 19th century paintings and Asian ceramics and the ground floor has 19th to the 21st century works. The museum also displays sculptures made from Sèvres porcelain stoneware and Mathurin Méheut earthenware. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Brest Edition.
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  • October 1, 2017
    The 1st Sunday of each month admission is free. I would say... Fortunately... €6 for aging galleries in old premises. It's disappointing.
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  • September 12, 2017
    The museum has a very varied collection of works, ranging in quality. No special highlights, although the sea-related works and Brest-related painting in my view were the nicest. The atmosphere of the...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    Opens as is usual with French museums at a rather tardy 10am. €5 entrance fee for an adult. Apart from some decent naval and maritime pieces there was little of merit. Their temporary exhibits were co...  more »
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  • November 12, 2016
    the staff was friendly. the tour however was extremely short and not necessarily interesting (and yet I am open minded and always looking for the positives) but €5 for less than 15 minutes of tour seems a bit limited. Nevertheless, I advise the Museum for less than 25 years old (free). Good visit!
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  • June 15, 2017
    Nice but without originality or works extremely powerful Museum.
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  • March 18, 2017
    This museum is really tiny. Some nice works in the first pieces that show the city of Brest and the surrounding area in the past
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  • October 6, 2017
    Ask a place more suitable and less dated
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  • September 27, 2017
    Small museum with a nice collection!
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