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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nimes

(3.5/5 based on 60 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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  • Very interesting museum you can visit for free. He must love the tables a bit austere, religious, otherwise the visit seem long. The rooms are bright and there are few visitors so one has the impression of a private tour...
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  • 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 »
  • A more than pleasant time to spend in this museum that honors the city of Nimes, even if they are rather classical works.
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