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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nimes
(3.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's a nice Museum which contains many beautiful pieces and a few masterpieces. A provincial Museum (and it's not pejorative) as there is a lot in France, and only need in any case visit;
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  • What about this province Museum that leaves a little hungry? Some beautiful paintings - including the very remarkable "Cromwell before the coffin of Charles Ier" Paul Delaroche (1831) and beautiful large formats signed Charles Joseph Natoire, artist Nimes of the 18th century of international fame. Among others... But what of the temporary exhibition of donors to the Museum? Explanations of the curator, of remarkable interest, from exhibits of these various donations are being hurt by a somewhat dated museography, that would merit the use of a communications agency whose job it is. Too bad, because the paintings and art objects would be, certainly.
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  • Nice Museum, but of all the museums in France except Paris, one of the most beautiful is Troyes. I love visiting museums of the province that are often full of small beautiful and rare pieces. That of Nîmes cannot an impression on works, my visit was marred by the omnipresence of a person from the Museum to my boots, but incongruous way. Yet I have the habit of this, having visited many Museum in the world, in principle the surveillance is the but remains discreet unlike this museum to this day. In addition the Museum was desert so it was easy to watch me without be behind my back with each step that I faisais.cela is a pity because I was able to finish to see everything, this gene has insupporté me. but I love when even small Museum of France.
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