Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen, a fine arts museum in Caen, was founded at the start of the 19th century and rebuilt in 1971 within the ducal château. Its many treasures include various Italian, Flemish, French Renaissance and contemporary artworks. Admire paintings, drawings, sculptures, miniatures, and much more. You also can find prints from the Mancel collection. The museum organizes workshops for younger audiences and adults. Its public, curatorial library holds more than 20,000 art history volumes. Add Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen to your Caen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Caen trip itinerary app .
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  • Visit with my 9 year old son. Museum located in an idyllic setting (Castle of Caen) nice place clean, well laid out. The entry could be more valued... Friendly staff. However we have not enjoyed this visit; our view is completely personal and engages only us. We are used to this type of Museum we interested in art and we have been disappointed with. Not enough diversity in the content of the exhibition. Monotonous atmosphere. No arrests... too many works of the same kind and similar time. See once and according to temporary expo...
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  • We liked the Museum. Nice collection. Ticket took immediately to two museums. It turned out cheaper. Please note that the Museum is closed for lunch. Tickets are not sold at the Museum and in the building of the church next door.
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  • Family visit (as adults) a single hazards in the change of the Fund visit move in the Church of the Castle not very logical to my taste. Otherwise always beautiful works in the Museum as well as a temporary exhibition on the Flemish painters in partnership with the Museum history and art of Geneva ^^ d. Really a very nice Museum :)
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  • Enjoyable museum, though I'm not overly interested in 16th/17th century paintings. Nevertheless they had some interesting paintings. Most of all i liked the temporarily exposition about cubism, even though it took some time to find it.
  • Paintings were good to see but didn't have enough time to see all. 1850's Egyptian photos were worth a look at.
  • Beautiful museums made up of varied works that are worth a visit! The place has a well-stocked library and a room devoted to very interesting lectures. On the other hand, I don't think that the Museum is very adapted for visits with children at an early age.
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  • Excellent museum. One of the best in the large western region simply. Big job of presentation of works. Very good communication and excellent temporary exhibitions.
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  • Interesting museum. Though no masterpieces but thereby you can visit the museum or quiet. A minus is the afternoon closure during the high season. You can not buy your ticket in the museum. for that you need the ticket shop on the same site.
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