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Musee de Beaux-Arts

22 rue Paul Doumer, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 71 26 43
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Well worth visiting

On our visit there was an extraordinary exhibition of Napoleonic portraiture on loan from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil H
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Napoleon Expo

If you have even a passing interest in Napoleon, you must see this expo. So May great paintings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gill1960
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Farnham UK
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22 rue Paul Doumer, 62000, Arras, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit there was an extraordinary exhibition of Napoleonic portraiture on loan from the Louvre. Fantastic, if like me you are interested in that period of history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have even a passing interest in Napoleon, you must see this expo. So May great paintings, many really famous, a few less so, added up to a superb collection under one roof. The fact is, you will have time and space to study...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Several floors with vast galleries full of paintings, most of them during the current time glorifying the wars of Napoleon I.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to find such an important collection in a small rural centre. Many of the paintings were very well known and they told the story of Napoleon’s life and career. It showed Napoleon to be very aware of the importance of self- promotion....More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

It really was a coincidence that we were visiting Arras over the first weekend of the month but the free entry to this museum enticed us to visit. Particularly interesting in May 18 as a special exhibition was in place depicting Napoleon - this was...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This quiet impressive museum is situated in the same complex as the Cathedral, and has an interesting collection comprising a variety of styles and forms, but, currently, it also houses a world class exhibition on Napoleon. Comprising well known portraits, battle paintings, sculptures and furniture,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Although Arras was in the middle of their big sausage festival the Musee des beaux-arts was open, and entry was free. Not really any "old masters" but I often enjoy galleries with local artists' work more, and this was the case. Some stunning Baglione paintings...More

Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We came across this museum in arras and on that day it was free entry.It is very interesting and full of lots of artefacts and beautiful pictures.definately worth a visit

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Musee des Beaux-Arts is one place we make sure our friends and family do not miss when traveling to the north of France. You can happily spend a couple of hours browsing the collections and, unlike so many of the larger museums, you can...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful museum with art masterpieces (Rubens) inside. Visit Notre Dame des Ardents exhibition . Great time.

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driverdenise
25 May 2017|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee (€7/€4), although the museum is free on the first Sunday of each month. Access to the ground floor is okay but I'm not sure about the upper floor.
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