Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

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Art Museum Museum
Particularly interesting because its fine art collections represent every European school from the 15th to the 21st centuries, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen was founded in 1801 by Napoléon I. The vast collection represents many periods and styles with objets d'art, paintings, and drawings. The lost statue, "Hercules Slaying the Hydra of Lerna" by Pierre Puget, is on view, as well as other notable sculptures like "Satyr and Nymph” by Théodore Géricault. An impressive donation of François Depeaux paintings placed the museum at the forefront for Impressionist and 19th-century paintings. Renowned pieces include "Rue Saint-Denis" by Monet, "Democritus" by Diego Velázquez, and "Christ at the Column" by Caravaggio. Put Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rouen travel itinerary planner.
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  • On the lunch hour, between 12:30 and 13: 00 a guided tour € 3 should especially not to miss. The visit on Picasso at Boisgeloup (workshop Normand of Picasso) was very interesting, Manon our guide has made us discover etc. which was this painter famous in this period, his life, his inspirations. again!
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  • At this time a beautiful exhibition of Picasso with more a short film about his life in our region l suggest you continue your visit to the ceramics Museum and Museum of ironwork. Apart from Picasso, there is a very nice collection not to be missed. small food grows tea under a glass dome, the place is very nice
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  • If you like the pictures you can definitely spend a visit, otherwise you can safely skip. To report any of the versions of the Rouen Cathedral painted by Monet.
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  • Gorgeous museum with a huge selection of art. Lovely gardens out the front as well. There was an awesome impressionist exposition here when we were here as well.
  • great pieces of art, one of them being the building itself. Great setting for a museum! I enjoyed the Monets immensely.
  • Surprisingly large museum with a fine collection. Admission gets you in to a couple of other museums in town too.
  • Art museum of Rouen. Collection only in Rouen and you will know more history of Rouen. Many masterpieces are here.
  • Great collection, very interesting temporary exhibit on Picasso

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Where to stay in Rouen

If your main reason for visiting Rouen is its famous cathedral, which inspired Monet to paint dozens of canvasses, consider booking your room at a hotel in or around the city center. Despite being within walking distance of the cathedral and the river, hotels in this area provide comfort and privacy at modest prices. If you're looking to splurge and location isn't your priority, think about staying at a luxurious hotel-spa situated farther outside the city, where you can have access to heated outdoor pools.
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