Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen
(4.4/5 based on 600+ 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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  • We viewed a special Impressionist exhibit here, and it is a good thing I got a rental car with navigation. Driving the streets and locating parking was difficult enough, without it, never would have g...  more »
  • We have just spent 3 hours at the Museum of fine arts of Tun. You can admire a beautiful Caravaggio, a P. Champaigne, a lot of beautiful Impressionist paintings (Monet, Sisley, Pissaro,...) and the Modigliani. Without on this list is exhaustive of course. Obviously the well renovated Museum. And for me a VERY nice discovery with a symbolist painter JF Auburtin. We can take a snack on the spot. And very few people in this period, it is y ballad with pleasure.
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  • This is a wonderful place to see right in the middle of town . We paid to see an impressionist exhibition which was to us a little disappointing. 
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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!