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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nimes

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Art Museum Museum
Founded by Napoleon I, Musee des Beaux-Arts features drawings, paintings, and sculptures ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The permanent collections--which fill 60 rooms--feature paintings by such artists as Carracci, Rubens, Caravaggio, Boucher, Renoir, Pissaro, Degas, and Monet. The drawing exhibition alone contains over 8,000 pieces. The statuary of the museum is similarly impressive, including "Hercules Slaying the Hydra of Lema" by Pierre Paul Puget. Make Musee des Beaux-Arts a centerpiece of your Nimes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nimes trip generator.
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  • The building is lovely and the collection is really small, but thinking on Nimes size I think is a good classic art representation. Most of the artists are french and at least for me known but good.  more »
  • We wandered in, as it was right around the corner from where we were staying. We were almost the only visitors (off season, no crowds yet). Admission is free, and they have a very nice collection of I...  more »
  • This museum was originally built in 1821 but the imposing facade leads straight into a beautiful restoration by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte in 1987. A Roman mosaic discovered in 1882, takes pride o...  more »
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  • Nice little Museum. No big names, but of beautiful Italian paintings particularly. Nice and quiet Museum.
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  • No master table. Too bad l achictecture beautiful
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  • Very nice permanent exhibition, which is free. A major unsuspected Museum from the outside
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  • Visit above all that much is free.
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  • There is nothing to do, run this place
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