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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.
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen Reviews
What a wonderful museum. There never seems to be enough time to really enjoy and let the pieces fill your soul. But wait, did I see a Caravaggio? Yes What a great surprise as he is one of my... more »
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... more »
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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