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The French in the 19th century certainly built to impress. Unfortunately, this huge pile of limestone and extravagant sculpture has a limited collection.
So if 19th century academic art is your thing, go for it1
This museum is very beautiful, though not too big.
The collection on display is not large, but interesting.
The time I spent there was relaxing and quiet.
A decisive plus was that there was no need to stand in line for hours to get in.
Very pretty building and really accessible with the tram. Only walked round the gardens. A bit unloved but the fountain was very pretty. The zoo bit was disappointing. But free so doesn’t particularly matter. Shame about some of the graffiti.
We walked to the museum from the port - which was not a bad walk (about half an hour). The palace that the museum is housed in was stunning from the outside. We enjoyed looking at the paintings of the local area and also the...More
The building was probably originally a Benedictine convent. That does not confess itself. The receptacle or sheath is a major piece of display that is and object itself i.e. the building with murailles, balustrades, a fine cafeteria. The content has a magisterial spectrum from pre-historic,...More
You can still visit the muses there and the staff are very helpful and pleasant. There is a lift at street level for those who are less mobile but you may need to get a more able member of you party to get one of...More