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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. Put Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen into our Caen tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Caen.
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  • Quite a bit of this collection spans from the medieval time through the Renaissance and most of the subject matter is religious. HOWEVER - There is also a space for temporary exhibitions that tend to ...  more »
  • Great variety, easy to navigate and included in the price of the Castle grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.  more »
  • The exhibits I preferred most were the first ones of the 15th - 16th Italian Renaissance, quite stunning although as a friend remarked there were a lot of them. The floor plan is a challenge as is fin...  more »
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  • In addition to the exceptionally rich collections and temporary exhibitions of fine workmanship, the bookstore in front of the home well has with a strong effort towards young people; educational and entertaining approach well thought. C is there I'll poke around to find the original gift that will motivate my grandchildren. Home and perfect but tips no cramped space the days of crowd... ps am also disappointed to find this closure of the sacred holy time of noon - so dear to the French but - tourists do not know. Question to local decision makers: a real dialogue is - you it was implemented?
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  • Interesting Museum of course. But why does he make me feel watched by "guards" the Museum? Probably because we are a group with children? Too bad, he should rather encourage them to come and so be friendly rather than police them.
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  • One of my favorite comcernant Impressionism museums.
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  • Really a beautiful Museum with a rich collection. Very good value for money.
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  • Good Museum am, I advice to spend, after some tables are not exceptional.
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