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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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Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Spread over three floors. The Millet exhibition was an eye-opener, never having heard of the artist before. Well-presented exhibits.

Thank Brain-Davies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tickets were 7€ and 4€ the reduced for students. The museum was very nice and big, could easily spend 2 hours there. I just don’t get why the explanatory labels/information for every painting are only in french. I get that there is audio in...More

Thank athena93bcn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m sorry to rate this beautiful museum so low. This in spite of being wowed by the extensive and lovely Millet exhibit currently in the museum. The building is stunning, the spaces often breath-taking. What is really frustrating: the often terrible exhibits in the permanent...More

Thank PattyPortland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building full of amazing art. The special Millet Exhibition was 5* in every way. Excellent collection accompanied by amazing curation. I felt like I was able to build an intimate relationship with the paintings I saw. All the staff were friendly and helpful. They...More

1  Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit during the special exhibition of Millet paintings. The gallery must have done some good bargaining to acquire some of these paintings on loan. Very good.

Thank tennisgirl1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a day here whilst staying in Lille. The gallery is undergoing a renovation, but this did not seem to affect the display of the collection. The permanent collection is impressive and covers mainly Flemish work organised chronologically. There is a large section of statues...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice art museum. Many famous names are represented in the museum, although it aren't always the masterpieces of the famous names. The building itself is a fantastic neoclassical building which made the artworks shine more. It was more than worth my 7 euros!

Thank 448awe
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The museum is very roomy and on a much more modest scale ,in terms of number of exhibits, than expected. However it contained works by Manet, Monet, Turner , Constable, Van Gogh, Ruebens, Breugl,Goya, Rodin and Renoir so clearly was well worth the visit. A...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely museum. Beautiful architecture. Good mix of contemporary, modern and older art but much of the museum is under construction. I didn't pay to enter so that was good. I'd come back if ever in Lille and construction finished.

Thank koyes
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lille's Beaux-Arts is a must visit for any tourists to Lille. First there is the building itself. While the exterior of the building is half covered in scaffolding (no surprises there - so are half the historic buildings in France at the moment!) the interior...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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