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Palais des Beaux Arts

18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Bis Rue de Valmy | Place de la Republique, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 78 00
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

I visited here last week having been years ago. I didn't remember it being so poor. The lighting is very poor and the paintings all looked as if they could do with a clean. On top of that there was a silly Donald Duck exhibition...More

Thank jerambler
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The art is well displayed and the relief maps were particularly interesting. The 'Le Canard du Musee' - Donald Duck in Art was great fun. The visit was spoiled by the level of noise from students, pupils and even museum staff. No one expects museums...More

Thank JoyTelfordUk
Reviewed 23 May 2015

The day we were to spend in Lille turned out to be a Bank Holiday for them and everything including transport was cancelled! We swapped our days and came back to Lille the next day. Having heard that this museum was the second in importance...More

Thank rondonel
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This museum was on the top of our list for our visit to Lille and it did not disappoint. There was a great range of paintings and sculptures, including many very famous artists. There were also an interesting number of paintings where Donald Duck substituted...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This was a great surpise. The museum is located in a beautiful building and has a surpisingly good selction. On the first floor they have paintings, sculptures on the ground floor and in the basement they have medieval art and maquettes from the a couple...More

1  Thank Robza
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had the fortune to visit this museum during the annual museum night, during which it was open for free until midnight. The palace itself is incredibly majestic, and the art pieces attractively displayed. To attract children, the crazy art collective called Interduck has reinvented...More

Thank going4gold
Reviewed 15 May 2015

For a young or old traveller, this museum offers a good overview of European (not only French) art. Museum is spacious, covers three floors, numerous halls, rooms and balconies. It is not busy at all, so you can relax and fully enjoy each painting or...More

Thank Dudekica
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Couldn't find any information in English not even a floor plan- no offer of audio so don't know if they were available in English. Loved the decorative arts section - beautiful pieces . As we had no map had to ask for everything. Where were...More

1  Thank northie
Reviewed 1 May 2015

They have a 'Donald Duck' exhibition on at the moment, with fine art pieces re-imagined using Donald Duck's family and other Disney characters. The pieces are dotted around the gallery and they're hilarious.

1  Thank Lou R
Reviewed 1 May 2015

A short walk from la Grand Place, the Palais Beaux Arts is well worth a visit. The building itself is very imposing - it really is a palace, all sweeping staircases, domes and stained glass. The 19th century art collection is particularly good - some...More

Thank FionaL_11
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