Museum of Fine Arts

Rouen, France

The musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen was founded in 1801 by Napoleon I. Its current building was built between 1880 and 1888 and completely renovated in 1994. The museum houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and objets d'art from the Renaissance to the present age, including a rare collection of Russian icons from the 15th to the beginning of the 19th century. The museum's exceptional Depeaux collection, consisting in paintings donation in 1909, places it at the forefront of French provincial museums for Impressionism. The drawings exhibition room houses over 8000 pieces spanning from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

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Founded: 1801
Category: Museums in France

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Allan (4 months ago)
Amazing museum with some really notable pieces of artwork. Highly recommended since it is free for everyone. There are even free lockers provided and the staff are very welcoming and nice to the visitors. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here at the least.
kevin mills (5 months ago)
Fantastic gallery, though a little confusingly laid out. Rooms are numbered but not all and not always logically. Staff helpful and spoke English, there are free lockers on site to store bags too. Art is great with a wide selection of famous artist. Highly recommended
Senem Aydın (5 months ago)
We entered the museum for free, they collected a lot of very special pieces, I think it was nice. It was very nice to see Monet's paintings.
Melané Fahner-Botha (13 months ago)
The claim 'one of the best fine arts museums of France' is definitely over-the-top. Or the museums of France are internationally over-rated. A small but unimpressive collection of impressionists, lots of gloomy Dutch and Italian artists and a pretty building. Good thing it's free?
Yousra El Merini (2 years ago)
Worth the detour if visiting Rouen.
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