Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen
(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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  • If you like the paintings of the Impressionists, you must visit this place. Beautiful light and airy rooms. The Museum is great, take a plan home. Nice snack - shop of the Museum - Photos allowed without flash
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  • Beautiful Museum, for all ages, as much by the works by the building. With temporary collections which embellish the visit.
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  • By works were parts of the museum closed. Thereby we were allowed to be free within. It's definitely worth entering, even if your not a part.
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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!