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. 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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  • Delightful museum with the second largest collection of Impressionism paintings in France, apparently. It was February, which is not a popular time to visit Rouen, so we had the place to ourselves. Th...  more »
  • According to the artist being honored... Monet these past years... and a few other artists of impressionism. There are permanent collections, a small shop and under canopy room where you can eat or even just a drink.
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  • Three fantastic Hall with the Impressionists. Particularly good collection of Camille Pissarro. But the rest of the rooms on the collection level. The truth is the "Centre of the Cathedral" with no luck. Only one painting and some bleklen'kaja (apparently the best options went to Grand museums). There are 4 more room with impressionists local bottling is also not bad. The rest of the poploshhe collection, although there are even Rubens. However ... not as no worse of our collection, the Foundation Became strong, average hands, Flemish with Dutch. Entry was free, I don't know, so it is always, or exactly 18 February (all over town, posters, Museum day Rouen, this number)
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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!