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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nimes

(3.4/5 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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  • Like all museums of the province, if he wants to resist the Museum must make proof of dynamism, of Group of daring. Despite a few pretty pieces the Museum of fine arts is an old sleeping...
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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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