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Palais des Beaux Arts

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Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.
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18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collection of Palais des Beaux Arts is interesting, although a bit limited when compared to other French cities. The infrastructure of the place seems to be decaying. Toilettes completely out of order. Deficient WiFi. The local café employs the grumpiest people in France. Kind...More

Thank LCV2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palais has plenty of worthwhile art, enough to fill a rainy afternoon like we had. However, it's the Beau Café which did its best to spoil our visit; given the weather, we planned to eat there, and called in at 12:50pm, only to find...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lille on a Sunday, museum is one of the few things open on a Sunday. The art collection is really world class. The military plans-reliefs were undergoing restoration until March 2019, really wish I could have seen them as it appears larger than the...More

Thank Monte W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing range of artists covered here. I started on the first floor (suggest having a coffee first!) and worked my way round all the schools of art. Then a decent meal with wine in the bright (daylight-lit) atrium, followed by exploring the rest of the...More

Thank saracenoWessex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mainly an art gallery, but laid out in sensible sections (geography, era) and not too overwhelming. A great place for a visit maybe have a quickish tour round most of it on a first visit then return to look in detail at sections that interest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice museum, especially if you like paintings. You can see some peintures de van Dyck, RuBENS, Monet etc.Its disadvantage is the lack of English translation on the written commentaries next to the paintings but also for quite a number of them presented by...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent an hour and a half here at this attraction in Lille,but you could easily spend a few hours here.If you are visiting Lille from British Eurostar,you get can get a 2 for 1 deal on entry tickets by showing staff your Eurostar tickets....More

Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What I really wanted to see, the military town models, are being renovated, you just have access to the workshop with a few segments on tables. The rest of the building feels like London’s National Gallery, but less crowded. Statuary and fine art in lots...More

Thank account2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Currently they are renovating part of the font of the building, as well as the part where the 3D displays of the towns and fortifications are kept. However, the rest of the museum is open. The museum is a bit of a labyrinth, but one...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Although not massive art enthusiasts, we spent about 2 hours looking at the works here. The cafe also does a lovely latte

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