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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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18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First, if you go to Lille on Eurostar, you can get a 2 for 1 entry on this muesum. For the visit you will need at least 2 to 3 hours to appreciate the exhibits including paintings by Rubens, Donatello, Chardin, Goya, Rodin and Delacroix....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that this musee has one of the largest art collections outside of Paris and we were certainly not disappointed. As always with large galleries, it makes sense to concentrate on one part rather than expose yourself to serious cultural overload. I opted...More

Thank Gareth596
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice museum, with the most unhelpful staff on the ticket desk. They didn't offer me a map or guide (I had to ask), and when I took an audio guide (which they also didn't offer) the headphones didn't work and the battery ran out...More

Thank rhonalou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a couple hours on our visit to Lille, and it was well worth it. The museum itself is quite beautiful, and we loved the enormous modernist hanging sculptures in the entry. There were not a lot of "masterpieces" here, yet they...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped a star here, because I didn't manage to find my way to the sculpture collection. Not sure if that was a result of the current refurbishment or me being ditzy. There is an excellent and varied collection of work on display here. Picasso,...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see as you wander around this beautiful space. Make sure you ask for an audio guide before you set off so you get the most out of the museum. Entry is free unless you want to go upstairs to the galleries. With our...More

Thank Jambo70London
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Not as good as the guide book suggested - a few clear masterpieces by eg Rubens, Brueghel, but a lot of inferior works including by well-known painters. A good gallery space however and an outstanding but simple cafe.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

there are many things to see in the museum, ranges from decorative arts, paintings and catholic figures.

Thank Jose Marie S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

As a wet weather activity in Lille this is very worthwhile doing with some fine paintings through the ages. Very Good for an hour or two.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This museum is located in an interesting building, though I forgot to ask about its history. The layout is simple, with a central round square, and around it one ring of halls. To me the most impressive part is the hall on the left, with...More

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Barbara S
We loved the Donald Duck Exhibition. It is a great way to get kids on a grand tour of a fine arts museum. Will the exhibit travel to other cities, in particular any on the west coast of the United States? Thank you
16 July 2015|
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