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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen

le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 47 70
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A peaceful afternoon

Great variety, easy to navigate and included in the price of the Castle grounds. I thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Rebecca H
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'Ou est le Monet?'

The exhibits I preferred most were the first ones of the 15th - 16th Italian Renaissance, quite... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
CarolynMary24
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“art gallery” (4 reviews)
“joint ticket” (3 reviews)
“old masters” (2 reviews)
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le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great variety, easy to navigate and included in the price of the Castle grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The exhibits I preferred most were the first ones of the 15th - 16th Italian Renaissance, quite stunning although as a friend remarked there were a lot of them. The floor plan is a challenge as is finding the right staircase in the cavernous interior,...More

Thank CarolynMary24
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a good regional museum with some excellent pictures both old and more recent. The temporary Frits Thaulow exhibition made a most interesting supplement to the permanent display and made the visit of greater interest. Signage could be improved.

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Got the €8 ticket for the art and Normandy history museums. This ticket also gets you into the special exhibition on Thaulow paintings. The museum has got a variety of stuff from different area including Rubens and Bruegel. Well worth it and you can walk...More

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Bought the joint ticket for both museums, Musee des Beaux-Arts & Musee de Normandie, so you save a bit of money. Went to the Frits Thaulow exhibition which was varied & interesting. We did not visit the rest of this museum.

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The permanent collection is rich in not very exciting paintings from the Baroque period but a few truly beautiful pictures make the trip worth wile. A section is devoted to contemporary art. There are regularly organised temporary exhibitions. The 1971 building is an excellent piece...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Set in a very modernistic building on the Chateau site. Plenty of old masters and a selection of interesting modern works.

Thank daves1946
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Check their current exhibit and the collection is nice. The museum is not too big, so you actually enjoy every piece. Not expensive.

Thank Smilemilie
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Visited here while on trip to Caen and were suprised at the amount and quality of art on view. Some great Italian art with great Dutch and Belgian pictures too. Overall would have been dissapointed to have missed such a lovely museum.

Thank JamesS6523TS
Reviewed 28 February 2016

definetely a must-see. an excelent collection, with italian painters such as tintoretto, veronese and so on. beautiful pieces. not expensive at all.

Thank CarolineMicaelia
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