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Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum)

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Starting downstairs, there's a small but comprehensive ancient Egyptian collection. Then taking... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
Hide and seek

It skulks in a shabby looking part of Rue Emile Zola. The bus stop over the road is the only... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

Starting downstairs, there's a small but comprehensive ancient Egyptian collection. Then taking the stairs upstairs, the collection is arranged by theme rather than by era and so modern works sit side by side with old masters. It's interesting!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanMcN
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A pleasant enough experience, definitely worth a look on a rainy day.. There are regular special exhibitions which change from time to time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SarahR4212
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a smallish collection of average artwork. There are a few, less known pieces, by masters but overall the collection is just ok. There is a very small ancient artefacts collection also. By no means a must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wee j
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We stayed at the museum for 11/2 hour. We were not very much impressed by the collection. Although there were some works from impresionists that were relay nice to see. The temporary presentation was nice, but because of the lack of English information it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gon X
Reviewed 3 August 2018

….about 17th and 18thC French art, which is not surprising in a way. What is surprising is that it is clearly displayed on the walls, and not least clearly seen by the fact that the Someone has been very busy acquiring French art in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is in the centre of town and costs €6.00 for adult entry. It is a very large museum so it is convenient that it is possible to leave and re-enter at any point in the same day. A great deal of thought and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I'm so glad I decided to take a later train and wander around this museum. The collection of contemporary art is really cool, and not at all repetitive of what you may have already seen in Paris.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

It skulks in a shabby looking part of Rue Emile Zola. The bus stop over the road is the only indication of its presence. A tiny sign on the front door confirms your suspicions. This is the place. You've won the hide-and seek. For all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank IanRR255060
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The building itself is worth seeing plus the interesting display of arts. Definitely worth spending an hour checking out.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

For art lovers this museum is well worth the 6 euro admission. It is not a spectacular, greatest hits- style collection but a solid review of the history of French art over the last 500 years.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 524MikeW
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