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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 47 70
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A sin to miss this whilst in Caen !

do not miss this museum whilst in Caen ! and only 3.50 Euro pp A fantastic museum which will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
glendabooth
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Lot of Jesus on the cross

Quite a bit of this collection spans from the medieval time through the Renaissance and most of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KellyChastain
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“art gallery” (4 reviews)
“joint ticket” (3 reviews)
“old masters” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 12:30, 14:00 - 18:00
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le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
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+33 2 31 30 47 70
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Reviewed 4 days ago

do not miss this museum whilst in Caen ! and only 3.50 Euro pp A fantastic museum which will absorb you and stay with you a very long time

Thank glendabooth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a bit of this collection spans from the medieval time through the Renaissance and most of the subject matter is religious. HOWEVER - There is also a space for temporary exhibitions that tend to be more modern. There are pieces from the 1600s forward,...More

Thank KellyChastain
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great variety, easy to navigate and included in the price of the Castle grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The exhibits I preferred most were the first ones of the 15th - 16th Italian Renaissance, quite stunning although as a friend remarked there were a lot of them. The floor plan is a challenge as is finding the right staircase in the cavernous interior,...More

Thank CarolynMary24
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a good regional museum with some excellent pictures both old and more recent. The temporary Frits Thaulow exhibition made a most interesting supplement to the permanent display and made the visit of greater interest. Signage could be improved.

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Got the €8 ticket for the art and Normandy history museums. This ticket also gets you into the special exhibition on Thaulow paintings. The museum has got a variety of stuff from different area including Rubens and Bruegel. Well worth it and you can walk...More

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Bought the joint ticket for both museums, Musee des Beaux-Arts & Musee de Normandie, so you save a bit of money. Went to the Frits Thaulow exhibition which was varied & interesting. We did not visit the rest of this museum.

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The permanent collection is rich in not very exciting paintings from the Baroque period but a few truly beautiful pictures make the trip worth wile. A section is devoted to contemporary art. There are regularly organised temporary exhibitions. The 1971 building is an excellent piece...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Set in a very modernistic building on the Chateau site. Plenty of old masters and a selection of interesting modern works.

Thank daves1946
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Check their current exhibit and the collection is nice. The museum is not too big, so you actually enjoy every piece. Not expensive.

Thank Smilemilie
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