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Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nimes

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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. To visit Musee des Beaux-Arts on your trip to Nimes, use our Nimes online driving holiday planner .
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  • Free free tour which took us about 2 hours. Certainly there is no great names, but honestly there are works that worth to be seen! I recommend it, it's a nice time to spent in a building for the beautiful shot!
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  • The Museum is within walking distance in a straight line from the street (as the main landmark). For this provincial town as Him, the scope of the Museum building is quite decent. On the day of my visit the entrance was free. At the reception, a young man I do explained in detail how to start inspection, etc. going into the first room I was pleasantly surprised by the gathered collection of the Museum. The first floor is mainly represented by Italian artists, all are placed in chronological order. The second floor of the painters and sculptors from Provence, as well as a separate room with works by European artists. Still on the ground floor in a huge room lined with mosaics of the Roman era, which was found during excavations in Nimes and small art objects of different nationalities. Overall, a decent collection, there is something to see. I have the examination lasted 1.5 hours. But there are minor comments to the employees of the Museum, which did not respect the Museum etiquette. Supervisors of each Hall are collected in small groups of three, follow you on the heels in every room, you can say breathe you in the back and very LOUD TALK! It's not something to straining, it's just unpleasant and violates privacy with the world of art. I want to draw this to the attention of the leadership of the Museum. This behavior is simply unacceptable in the Temple of art. And yet in each Hall lie the information handout sheets.
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  • Went to see the mosaic that is on the ground floor and found the rest of the museum to be very interesting and a small, lovely collection. The museum is free and worth stopping through for a short vis...  more »
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  • Free entry and lots and lots of intriguing exhibits
  • Little visited and c is a pity. .. Don't miss the night of the museums in this place which becomes magical.
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  • There is no thread in the collection. Some Dutch masters from the 17th century. Free access.
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  • For the beauty of the building which is a showcase of choice to the works presented and the qualities of the parallel activities which are proposed. The staff was very welcoming
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  • Nice little Museum. No big names, but of beautiful Italian paintings particularly. Nice and quiet Museum.
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