Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

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Art 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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  • We visited this museum for their impressionist collection, which was good if not vast. They also had a good sized collection of Renaissance art as well. While the art selection was decent, some rooms ...  more »
  • While this museum does house a few Monets and a Velazquez (my fav), there are no major works here. However! Definitely check out the collection of Gericaults. It's quite a good museum with a space for...  more »
  • The first time I visited this Museum was during an evening event/party organised for the students of the city! It was an excellent experience! The music and the lights created an amazing atmosphere. T...  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!