Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen

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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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  • 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 »
  • Wow - this place would grace any capital not to mind a regional French city. Has a huge range of art from about 15th century to 20th with paintings from well know names such as Velázquez... 
    Wow - this place would grace any capital not to mind a regional French city. Has a huge range of art from about 15th century to 20th with paintings from well know names such as Velázquez...  more »
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  • Worth the detour if visiting Rouen.
  • The claim 'one of the best fine arts museums of France' is definitely over-the-top. Or the museums of France are internationally over-rated. A small but unimpressive collection of impressionists, lots of gloomy Dutch and Italian artists and a pretty building. Good thing it's free😁

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