Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

(4.4/5 based on 650 reviews on the web)
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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  • The permanent collection is free to enter but you need to get a free ticket at the desk for security purposes. There are excellent lockers to store your bags for a returnable deposit of €1 or €2. The ...  more »
  • The art in this building of the centuries of the 15th onwards is spectacular. I did not know this Museum and is a wonderful Museum in capital letters. Referred works in all disciplines of outstanding invoices of prominent artists of the fine arts building that houses these works is at the same height as them.
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  • A light, airy building; plenty of space for the hangings, but an unbalanced display for me. A seemingly endless number of religious tableaux, some of prodigious size, relieved by a very cheerful galle...  more »
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  • Lovely courtyard and architecture, great museum worth seeing.
  • A very nice museum with large collection of art.
  • Great Monet and Manet exhibition and entry is free
  • Amazing museum with a great coffee.
  • Worth to see it!