Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum)

Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), Rennes: Address, Phone Number, Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) Reviews: 4/5

Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum)

Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum)
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Peanuts31
Bristol, UK53 contributions
Varied museum
Oct 2020 • Solo
This museum is not the biggest in the world but has a lot of varied and interesting objects and art . I enjoyed and would recommend. All of the information re the art was in French . I enjoyed my visit . Le Mummy chat.
Written 27 October 2020
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James David
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Spending Time: especially in the Egyptian collection..
Feb 2020
The current price is 6 euros and you can leave and return any number of times on the day of purchase..The three main areas of display are Egyptian, Cabinets of Curiosities, and Art from Medieval to the Modern era.. In the Archaeology section the main displays are Ancient Egyptian artifacts , many mummified creature's ( animals and humans) domestic pottery and objects of veneration..also Roman pottery and some sculptures.. There are a large number of paintings with some highly important works ( Picasso, Georges de la Tour, Corot, Boudin,Gauguin to name but a few) though as you would expect quite a few generic works which some may find tedious along with a few totally out of place post modern drivel, some hung along side Old Masters.. However the overall experience I found very engaging and certainly being face to face with Ancient Egyptian exhibits I found was a revelation..
Written 20 February 2020
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Stella O
Kenmare, Ireland20 contributions
Dissapointing
Aug 2019
I was looking forward to visiting and was dissapointed, I have an art degree and have visited numerous galleries. The Egyptian artifacts were the one redeeming feature. The ground floor art was terrible with people openly laughing at the displays. When we finally arrived on the second floor to see the collection, the sitter told us it was shut for 2 hours. Why we couldn’t have been notified at the pay point was very bad as we could have started on the top floor. I feel it was a wasted morning.
Written 6 September 2019
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annieyeo
Devon, UK144 contributions
Artistic License
Aug 2019
Our visit lasted hours! such was the potential for enjoyment and discovery. We had a first tour then went for lunch as it is possible to leave and return on the day of ticket purchase. Returning to the displays until closing time. There is a small shop selling postcards and books mostly in French as are the texts and labels throughout the Museum. Fortunately I had a small guide in English which was invaluable as there wasn't one available in the Museum.The current temporary exhibition could be said to be controversial but there is much to think about when focusing on the space for women artists in art history. Food for thought.The permanent collections are inspiring too. Paintings,sculptures,drawings,engravings, decorative art from 14th -20th century.The cabinet of curiosities is fascinating.There is no cafe or seats to have a break but you can leave the museum and return after refreshments! It is possible to take photographs but ensure without flash. Admission is 6 euros. My favourite painting was Le Grand Casque Yves Laloy. The only reason I give 4 * is that there is little info in English which would certainly help.
Written 30 August 2019
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,003 contributions
A Gem
Jul 2019
This in itself is a good reason to visit Rennes , along with so many others. There is a good representation of schools and eras and some interesting works of well known French artists
Written 5 August 2019
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Coh karek
61 contributions
Interesting and eclectic collection of paintings
Aug 2019 • Couples
Ignore the ground floor , which has the most appalling rubbish masquerading as "art" and go up to the first floor. some Picassos (3) but more importantly some interesting breton and lesser known female artists tucked away. thre De la Tour paintings all worth seeing
Written 4 August 2019
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Beto79
Lille, France656 contributions
World class museum
Jul 2019 • Friends
By reading the comments section we were expecting a lot less but in fact; we had a great experience. The current temporary exhibition about "Créatrices - L’émancipation par l’art" showcases art work produced by women about gender issues. Some of the Art work are controversial, but it helps to generate a debate. Regarding the permanent collection, it is outstanding, in our opinion, the quality is quite high of some of the pieces. Definitively, it is a must when visiting Rennes.
Written 2 August 2019
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DW59
Towcester, UK22 contributions
Not for non French speakers
Jun 2019 • Couples
We have visited a lot of museums when visiting France, some small, others very large and have come to expect that some will not have any signage or leaflets in English or other languages. But in a city such as Rennes, which must have visitors from many different countries, it was very disappointing that there was nothing available to help us learn more about the art works on display. We don’t expect the labels alongside the displayed items to be in English but there are cards with further explanations in containers attached to the benches in each room, all in French, that could have had translations in other languages. This option has been available in many other museums that we’ve visited, even some of the smaller ones in less well known towns. The member of staff on the reception desk was very helpful and spoke very good English and the art works were well displayed but sadly we didn’t enjoy our visit as much as we’d hoped.
Written 12 June 2019
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momdiplume
Winston Salem, NC25 contributions
Loved the Baroque art!
May 2019 • Solo
I went to Rennes on a day trip from Vannes and my main destination was the Fine Arts Museum. So easy to access from the train station - a quick metro ride and a few minutes walk. The staff was friendly and helpful and I was delighted that the museum had an elevator! Baroque art is my favorite art period and there were a couple of rooms with some really gorgeous works. They even had two paintings by Gaspar de Crayer, one of my favorite Flemish artists whose works are elusive. The rest of the museum was enjoyable to peruse as well, curated very nicely but with most of the descriptions in French only. I spent about three hours there and even walked through some of the galleries twice, just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything. A very lovely visit!
Written 5 June 2019
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Aussiesisters2
Drummoyne, Australia202 contributions
Ok museum but not memorable
May 2019 • Friends
Went on a quiet Saturday afternoon but was less than impressed.
It’s a quick visit but not one we’d do again.
Plenty of better things to go in Rennes.
Written 31 May 2019
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