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Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Exceptional experience to be the only visitors of this beautiful little museum. We visited on a Saturday morning and had the luxury to have the whole place for the two of us. We enjoyed to discover the interesting collection spanning different periods and styles. Mainly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Small collection of painting and sculpture, well laid out, some good pictures. The location near impressive public buildings, a formal garden, a park and other museums is attractive.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

There are a number of reasons to go to this gallery. First of all, the building itself and its setting. It was designed by a well-known local architect (whose name, I'm afraid, escapes me!), and both inside and outside it is very impressive, if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nobletim
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai offers a small but important collection of paintings by Manet (Argenteuil!), Monet, Seurat, top Flemish masters, and many others in a gem of Art Nouveau architecture. The Elder Bruegel's Winter Landscape, Bruegel Younger's Hunters in the Snow, and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

A lovely building, not wheelchair friendly by virtue of cobbled approaches and very steep ramps. A lot of building, for a small but iinteresting collection, poor lighting and lack of translated description made for a very confusing visit. A lot of unlabelled statuary was piled...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Totally disgusted with the price, the state and very minimal amount of art in this beautiful building of Horta. The main exhibition was of the artist Pitxot, and, presumablely to accommodate his work, all kinds of sculptures and statues were just shoved into the foyer...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We where lucky to visit the temporary Pitxot-Dali exhibition. It was impressive to find it in this little pearl of a museum.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The building from outside doesn't look great. It looks better inside but the walls could be painted in lighter colours. The entry was free. There are couple of interesting paintings and drawings. If this museum was in Paris or London I would be called "hidden...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

When I first came to Belgium 25 years ago, I read somewhere that the Musée des Beaux Arts in Tournai was second only to the one in Brussels, and finally, after all these years, we went there. I had read reviews here saying how rather...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank ClaireinBrussels
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The museum is housed in a purpose built building designed by Horta, and is indeed very pleasant inside. However, the building is not used maximum effect and could do with some renovation. The work of arts are thematically displayed, which is a bit random, as...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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