Musée Malraux

Le Havre, France

Facing the sea, Musée Malraux offers a wide range of paintings from the 17th century right up to the 20th century. The Malraux Museum also houses an important Impressionist collection which was enhanced in 2005 by the Senn-Foulds Collection, one of the finest single collections of Impressionist and Fauvist art.

There are paintings by Claude Monet, Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin (with the largest collection of his works in the world), Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Sérusier and Édouard Vuillard. Modern art is also well represented with works by artists such as Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy, Kees van Dongen, Fernand Léger,Alexej von Jawlensky and Nicolas de Staël. There is also an old masters section displaying paintings of Hendrik ter Brugghen, José de Ribera, Simon Vouet, Luca Giordano,Francesco Solimena, Hubert Robert, John Constable and Théodore Géricault.

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Founded: 1961
Category: Museums in France

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Nihad Siddig (2 years ago)
An impressive collection of impressionist paintings which makes a part of Normandy’s impressionist collections. You can visit the museum and the temporary exposition in about one hour and a half.
John Dent (3 years ago)
Good selection of impressionist paintings and some sculpture
Krzysztof Kasprzyk (3 years ago)
Chaotic exhibition, with numbering for the audio guide either missing (ground floor) or in random order. Confusingly, it includes not just modern art, but also some older paintings. Quality of the audio guide also very uneven. Bad light even for highlights. There are some great paintings there, and for some painters (Dufy, Boudin) there is an interesting selection which could be transformed into an interesting story, but now you just feel lost.
Patrick Rice (3 years ago)
Excellent collection of impressionist paintings along with some other odds and ends that relate to the city. Really enjoyed the collection of Dufy paintings. The setting is great, with glass views out to the ocean.
mon ipad (4 years ago)
Warning No audio guide: you have to use your own data in order to scan QR codes and have access to the audio on their site. The free wifi doesn't seem to work. Advice: bring your own earphones. For someone who made a reservation at the meuseum, I find it a littel disturbing not being warned about these details. A charming lady didn't hesitate to tell me not to get too close to the picture while I was just observing. the picture didn't have any restricting line in front of it. Either you put around a rope or you define the rules at the entrance so one can decide to get in or not in the first place.
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