Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

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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. To visit Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen on your holiday in Rouen, and find out what else Rouen has to offer, use our Rouen road trip website .
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  • A beautiful, huge place strewn with beautifully crafted artwork. This museum houses treasures that you take the time to discover and admire. I don't get tired to go. Your turn!
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  • Free of charge!!! Outstanding collection - lots of paintings of Monet. Besides Monet - Rembrandt, Velasquez, Manet, Sisley. One could easily spend there 2-3 hours.  more »
  • Really we had a superb time which has further enriched our knowledge, the temporary exhibition on Art Nouveau (two rooms) gives an authentic idea and just what was this motion: to recommend, because this proposal is associated with those of other museums in the city dealing with the same time. In addition, it must absolutely discover items in "the room of visitors" in particular a statuette porcelain of Japan and a very beautiful Delft earthenware whose dimensions are breathtaking. Only downside, the reception at the entrance, yesterday, at the beginning of after - noon, Sunday, March 11 from a lady who is not really made to welcome the public, we got like dogs, it's a shame because initially it spoils everything, for us is not serious because no. us can return often, but us pension to tourists who come from far away to discover the city it is all the more surprising that there are few visitors, yesterday, during the school holidays of the Normans! Shame shame
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  • Great place of the beaten path, if you are passing through town. Equidistant between the station and the famous cathedral, this museum is not to be missed. Prepare to speak French as staff did not speak English there, but they are so cordial.
  • Not sure if it is usually free entry but we went thereon a Monday morning and got free tickets. The museum itself contains an interesting collection of art from some notorious artists to those not so well known. We spent a good couple of hours wondering through the galleries culminating at a stirring picture by Caravaggio which was our favourite. Well worth a visit.
  • Worth the trip from Paris. What a treat - low crowd level, with world class pieces, room after room after room.
  • Not bad at all. It is worth visiting just for Monet's La Cathedrale de Rouen.
  • I loved it ! It's quite big and really interesting .
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