Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille

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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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  • I spent 4 hours walking around the museum, whose collections I found rich and varied. The presentation allows you to see the works really closely, if you want to. Special mention for the model plans, very nice presentation
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  • For those in Bruxellas (Belgium), it is worth walking 110 km to visit Lille. And if you're willing to walk another 210km, go to Paris! Under neath the Palace has an underground parking lot, paid for. There it is close to the zoo and the park. Beautiful place to take pictures.
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  • Architecture of the building is brilliant, also you can go inside and check out the atrium for free. The is a chill out zone, and a cafe. Mrs believes it would be great for a writer. The design inside the building is great, on how modern and old can blend together. Also the art pieces/ items on display are good, note it €7 for adult
  • Very nice museum in a beautiful building. Lots of interesting paintings from different periods. Spacious to walk and nice and quiet. Recommended visit.
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