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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  • During my visit half of the Museum was inaccessible because the rooms were being re-hanging. However the remaining rooms were worth the trip alone. The Italian collections are lavish (both of Perugino, an array of Carracci, several Veronese, a splendor of Tintoretto etc), but there are also some very beautiful rooms of Flemish and French paintings. The Museum is interesting, with acceptable views of a room to other. And the general atmosphere of the Museum, studious and comfortable, lends itself to a pleasant visit. An e also very nice temporary exhibition. The shop, however, is not at the height of such a museum.
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  • Very beautiful exhibition on LAMBERT SUSTRIS artist of the Renaissance. A visit thanks to the collaboration of friends society of the Museum of the Fine Arts of CAEN and chaired by Christian FERRE. This exhibition is held until March 04 and will be followed by an exhibition of Hélène eating insatiable DELPRAT and collector of images.
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  • Too bad the Garouste aren't here anymore. Otherwise very nice to walk, temporary exhibitions often very interesting.
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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.
  • Nice museum in a wonderful castle.
  • A very pleasant place, where each child to Caen remembers having been there at least once, so at least that visits the memorial... and it is not for nothing! Whatever the public, we do not hesitate to come back to see the permanent exhibition, which runs through the ages, or you get carried away sometimes with those temporary, on various topics. No not hesitating to get lost in the maze of stairs and hallways, this place contains some fun, free if you have less than 25 years, and welcomes even an amphitheatre that is open during (maybe not quite I think).
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  • The Museum in him is interesting. But apart from that the staff is far from friendly I would say even unpleasant! I'm not going back.
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