Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 550+ 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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  • There's so much to do outside in the attractive, friendly city of Rouen, you might be tempted to skip the art museum, but that would be a mistake. There's much to delight even a casual visitor with li...  read more »
  • This is a large museum, with a similarly huge collection. The paintings cover from the 15th Centuary right upto the 20th Centuary. Works by the world's greatest painters from the likes of Reubens, Ver...  read more »
  • Remarkable and comprehensive Museum that gives the spotlight to the Impressionists and the local painters but not only. We find a nice collection of Flemish paintings as well as a small collection of icons... To see a Caravaggio and a Velázquez.
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  • Amazing museum with a great coffee.
  • Great Monet and Manet exhibition and entry is free
  • A very nice museum with large collection of art.
  • Surprisingly good!
  • Beautiful and now free live culture
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