Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

4.4
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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  • We took advantage of the bad weather to get to this museum. Very beautiful works are exhibited there (mainly paintings) including some Monet. The most: lockers available to make the visit in a lightweight.
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  • A nice place where we had a nice time. The paintings and sculptures are really beautiful.
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  • I was surprised such a great art collection is free to see. I enjoyed a good 45 mins here, I know what I like and I skipped the stuff I didn't.
  • Great museum: Caravaggio, Monet, Velasquez, etc. The entrance is free and people working there are super nice!
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