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Museum of Fine Arts, Carcassonne

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Presenting a wide range of displays, Museum of Fine Arts showcases pieces from ancient Egyptian antiquities to paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is widely considered one of the most important in Europe because it features works by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, Corregio, El Greco, Rubens, Matisse, Picasso, Bacon, Rodin, and dozens of other masters. You will also find items from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as 50,000 coins, medals, and seals, and 8,000 works of graphic art. The museum's collection of Egyptian artifacts alone includes over 600 pieces, making it one of the best Egyptian collections in Europe. Plan your Museum of Fine Arts visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carcassonne using our Carcassonne vacation planner.
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  • We dropped in with friends for about 90 minutes; only seven rooms open while we were here. Some interesting local artists from the 1800's.  more »
  • Not being an art expert I wasn't sure what to expect. Some of the paintings were very minimal and others not very inspiring. At least it was free to enter.. no doubt other people will appreciate it mo...  more »
  • If you dare to find out if you're in La, but with visit time admission-free would be fine. Almost peaceful as there is no English manual. 16-20th century European paintings and works permanent exhibition on the first floor of a small room, it seems, which lately had been the students ' art exhibition.
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Where to stay in Carcassonne

Although the picturesque La Cite is a tempting place to stay, consider the quieter and more affordable La Bastide Saint Louis down the hill. La Bastide provides easy access by foot to the walled La Cite for daily tours and peace and quiet after dark.
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