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Particularly interesting because its fine art collections represent every European school from the 15th to the 21st centuries, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen was founded in 1801 by Napoléon I. The vast collection represents many periods and styles with objets d'art, paintings, and drawings. The lost statue, "Hercules Slaying the Hydra of Lerna" by Pierre Puget, is on view, as well as other notable sculptures like "Satyr and Nymph” by Théodore Géricault. An impressive donation of François Depeaux paintings placed the museum at the forefront for Impressionist and 19th-century paintings. Renowned pieces include "Rue Saint-Denis" by Monet, "Democritus" by Diego Velázquez, and "Christ at the Column" by Caravaggio. To visit Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen on your holiday in Rouen, and find out what else Rouen has to offer, use our Rouen road trip website .
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen Reviews
I had understood this museum to be a stand-out in France but I didn't find that to be that true. It did have a nice Impressionist collection as well as art from throughout the centuries but I was a bi... more »
On peut le dire quand on est parisien. Aller voir un autre musée que le Louvre c’est toujours de dire « pas comparable, juste pour faite un tour... » Et pourtant c’est NON. Parce qu’à Rouen on rencon... more »You can tell when you're Parisian. Going to see a museum other than the Louvre is always to say "not comparable, just for a ride ... And yet it's NO. Because in Rouen we meet many well-known paintings, seen without knowing where they come from. A splendid Caravaggio, a Neapolitan crèche of beauty, of everything and a lot of impressionists including of course the cathedral of Rouen de Monet! And besides, we're quiet!!!
I was surprised such a great art collection is free to see. I enjoyed a good 45 mins here, I know what I like and I skipped the stuff I didn't.
Great museum: Caravaggio, Monet, Velasquez, etc. The entrance is free and people working there are super nice!
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