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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
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum housed in a beautiful palais is undoubtedly the most important museum in Lille. The building is impressive eventhough it is undergoing renovation and there is scaffolding on the outside. The collection on the other hand is quite interesting including great paints of Brueghel,...More

Thank ElliTravelTaste
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited iT because it rained. Gets you out of the rain... if you cant say anything positive... :/ wel een mooi gebouw

Thank edwind338
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Musee houses some wonderful collections of art and sculpture and is laid out in chronological order. We chose to use the free interpretation cassettes ( they took our passports in exchange as you have to leave a piece of ID) . Wonderful modern installations...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Lille many times but went into the museum for the first time on a rainy day to escape being soaked. What a revelation. It is gorgeous. Apparently stocked with loot from Napoleon's campaigns - its an eclectic collection, paintings, sculpture, china, old,...More

Thank editorgoodlifefrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great gallery but our experience was spoilt by the unbelievable arrogance of the guy serving at the cafe. He was so interested in customer service he texted whilst serving us. At first we thought he was referring to a calculator for the order, (€4.50 for...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access by foot or the métro. The sections are very well laid out and organized. A very short description of the work is available next to every item. If you don't read French, I strongly suggest that after paying for your ticket, go to...More

Thank cristoph2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice museum, great space but they're doing loads of renovations at the moment. Plus a lot of the audio tour stuff didn't work. I'm glad they didn't charge extra for the guide or I would've asked for my money back just out of...More

Thank TravlerFromNYC
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Difficult to access whilst reconstruction being completed, but well worth the aggravation. Wonderful paintings in an impressive space. The downstairs exhibits really interesting.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I was told that this was a museum that I needed to visit, second only to The Louvre, I was most disappointed, the electronic guide I rented only covered a small percentage of the works on display so unless you are already knowledgeable on old...More

Thank markthomas61
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is not far from the centre of Lille. It is housed in the grand old building the view of which is a little obscured at the moment because of the scaffolding. It cost €7.00 each to enter. There is a very good security...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
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