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Musee Bonnat-Helleu

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Address: 5 rue Jacques-Lafitte, 64100, Bayonne, France
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+33 5 59 46 63 60

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Charming, small art museum!

Very fine small museum, with excellent collections. Don't miss the Goya! the main part of the collection is based on paintings owned by the 19th century portraitist Bonnat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Bayonne, Aquitaine, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This museum and art gallery was once a lovely place to spend a couple of hours, but it closed years ago - supposedly for "temporary refurbishment". That was in 2011 and despite many promises of reopening has never opened its doors since. Total waste of taxpayer's money and a sad abuse of what could have been an excellent gallery.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Very fine small museum, with excellent collections. Don't miss the Goya! the main part of the collection is based on paintings owned by the 19th century portraitist Bonnat, originally from this town, who made a success in Paris. Unusually fine, small paintings; worth a visit if you are in the area! Recently closed for rennovation.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

It is not a very large museum and there are lifts for the disabled, they also only charged 4 euro for me and nothing for my carer. Normally it is 6.50 euros a person. I found the thing that was so interesting was the 50 minute video which was old and in black and white about the locals.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

We had looked forward to visiting this museum for it's large art collection. That's the trouble with depending on guide books! The museum closed on 11 April 2011 for "about 3 years"...

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Redondo Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2010

So sorry to have missed this wonderful place. The Basque Museum nearby is still open, and had lots of colourful and interesting Basque art and history as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2005

The collection is unbelievable for such a small cityand hardly anybody there. gives you plenty of time to examine the works up close. Don't miss it if your in the area.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2005

I enjoyed this pleasant art museum very much.I saw fine French Naturalist paintings by Flandrin,Leon Bonnat("Job"),Henri Achille Zo,Bougereau,and Jean Rafaelli. Other French painters well-represented were Ingres,Lepicie,Gericault,Charlemagne Oscar Guet,Armand Guillamin("Barges"),and Degas.I also saw fine Spanish paintings by the Valencian Primitive School,El Greco,Ribera,Murillo,and Goya.I also appreciated their fine Rembrandt portrait of a Rabbi and their large collection of small Rubens'paintings.At this splendid... More 

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