As the largest museum outside Paris, Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille houses the second largest collection of fine arts, antiquities, and old master paintings in France after the Louvre. Its sculptures, paintings, drawings, reliefs, and ceramics include impressive works from antiquity up to more recent times. Notable paintings include "Descent from the Cross" by Rubens, "The Birth of Venus" by Amaury Duval, and "Allegory of Worldly Vanities" by Pieter Boel. Sculptural works include the impressive "Feast of Herod" by Donatello and the bronze "Pénélope" by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle. Other old masters whose work is represented include Raphael, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco, Corot, Courbet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Claudel, and Jean-Baptiste Chardin. Besides fine arts, you can also view relief models of several towns to scale by Vauban and other planners. With our international travel planner, Lille attractions like Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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If you visit in Lille, this is one must place to check. This is place for quality exhibitions. This time there was Goya Experience exhibition. It was very well curated and built story.
If you visit in Lille, this is one must place to check. This is place for quality exhibitions. This time there was Goya Experience exhibition. It was very well curated and built story. more »
We visited the museum while visiting friends in Lille. The museum had great exhibits, including the travelling exhibit for Goya. I very much enjoyed the layout, as well as the gift shop. Wonderful.... more
We visited the museum while visiting friends in Lille. The museum had great exhibits, including the travelling exhibit for Goya. I very much enjoyed the layout, as well as the gift shop. Wonderful.... more »
Very good art gallery, nicely laid out. Some fantastic art work. I wasn't that impressed with the Goya exhibition but then I'm not a fan of his work.
Love this place. Recommend going in the morning to avoid the crowds. We went on a Sunday towards the end of the day and it was packed. Many of the beautiful paintings have a shine on them from the lighting that makes them difficult to see. It's a shame. There is currently some mixed media contemporary art there that I'm not a fan of but people seemed to enjoy it. Beautiful architecture overall.
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