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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.
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen reviews
Free art museum! Many masters present and no crowds. One of the only things open on Monday. Gorgeous and well worth an hour or so. I would have loved an audio guide or even a map/pamphlet- but...
Free art museum! Many masters present and no crowds. One of the only things open on Monday. Gorgeous and well worth an hour or so. I would have loved an audio guide or even a map/pamphlet- but... more »
We came (again) to go round the impressive collection of Impressionist paintings, that a coal baron managed to put together in the 19th c before Impressionism became fashionable. Loads of Monet...
We came (again) to go round the impressive collection of Impressionist paintings, that a coal baron managed to put together in the 19th c before Impressionism became fashionable. Loads of Monet... more »
Fantastic gallery, though a little confusingly laid out. Rooms are numbered but not all and not always logically. Staff helpful and spoke English, there are free lockers on site to store bags too. Art is great with a wide selection of famous artist. Highly recommended
Great museum with a very friendly personnel. We were with little kids who were quite noisy, but the personnel didn't mind and even helped to calm the baby down. Really sweet of them. As for the paintings - it's a very interesting collection, especially the rooms with impressionists and Dutch painters.
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