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Palais des Beaux Arts

18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This gallery is said to be second only to the Louvres in Paris - and it is magnificent. The building itself is lofty, bright, spacious and airy. It contains a large collection of paintings. There are paintings by Rubens, Watteau, Fragonard and other well known...More

Thank William, Lucy S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum has quite an extensive range of art from sculptures to ornaments to paintings. A nice suprise were the Egyptian artifact collection. Beware although there is an English audio guide, all the info plates and short descriptions of each painting is in French. Only...More

Thank dRevIL2109
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lille is an excellent city trip alternative, also for art lovers. The Beaux Arts museum in the city centre has art from the 16th to 20th century. It is a beautiful building, relaxed in atmosphere and no queues. A good place to spend a few...More

Thank Roy v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love art galleries this is the place for you. Wish we had used the linked up earphones now as you get a more detailed insight into each piece. Will defo do that this year. If you have come by Eurostar take your tickets...More

Thank Kathy-Leeds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this massive museum, featuring a huge number of paintings from various prominent artists and periods. Of particular interest is the current installation on TV series that are based on works of art. The building is very beautiful too. I spent about...More

Thank Angela N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Rubens. We stayed for a whole lot more. Extensive collections of 15th-17th century Flemish art, Impressionism, and decorative arts. We were surprised to find a good number of Courbet, including one of his Ornans paintings. The special exhibit while we...More

Thank John O
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The art collection itself is nicely organized and hits all the high spots. Better than the collection is the building; it is stunning. They seemed to have lots of activities for kids too.

Thank Ada B
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible building (both in terms of size and architecture) but unfortunately it is mainly covered in scaffolding at the moment. The inside exhibitions are definitely worth a visit but I think they could do more with the space (it does feel a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The layout of this building is strange and seems to be undergoing renovation at all levels. We found some interesting paintings, but were not overwhelmed. We had looked forward to tea and cake in the cafe, but were hugely disappointed as the café area is...More

Thank wyntyll
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Wonderful collection of art, friendly staff and quiet, lovely cafe. Interesting works of art from impressionism, to flemish and dutch art. Had a wonderful afternoon here, and recommend it highly

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