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Musee des Beaux-Arts

28 rue Gargoulleau, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 64 65
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Outdated theme exhibition

I was hugely disappointed. This was a really poor show of works organised by the blind. I suspect... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom

It could have been so much better if it were organized and just any type of English assistance... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
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  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
5 Aug 2016
29 Jun 2016
“Helps you understand a bit more about La Rochelle”
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28 rue Gargoulleau, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 64 65
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was hugely disappointed. This was a really poor show of works organised by the blind. I suspect the museum were struggling to hang and display the collection which was not all that interesting. If you like nubile ladies and ladscapes etc fine but nothing...More

Thank Eggtimer186225
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It could have been so much better if it were organized and just any type of English assistance would have been appreciated.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were the only visitors in the museum during our visit & were outnumbered by staff. As others have said, this lovely building with interesting exhibits needs investment & publicity. Having said that, we enjoyed our couple of hours & learnt quite a bit about...More

Thank Esperanto-uk
Reviewed 14 April 2016

A strange experience. Needs more investment. Overall disappointing, but there are interesting elements. The models of La Rochelle in the 16th century were well done and very informative. The impact of invasion on the town and the surrounding area, during World War 2, was simply...More

Thank Mixiewing
Reviewed 25 October 2014

As others have said, it needs a lift. That being said, it's an ok small museum concentrating on La Rochelle. There are lots of old views of the city and surrounding area.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Lovely little museum with a fine exhibition at the moment on La Femme - plus painting by the local painter, Fromentin. Certainly worth a visit but don't bother if you can't do stairs - two flights up an ancient staircase and no lift for those...More

1  Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Excellent permanent displays in very large villa in town centre. Very interesting collection related to the slave trade and wonderful temporary B & W photographic exhibition of portraits of people from around the world

1  Thank MarilynCambridge_UK
Reviewed 16 June 2012

A party of seven with our painting teacher travelled more than 100 kms today (saturday 16 june 2012) only to find the museum was closed for renovation. Very disappointed that this was not announced on any of the tourist sites for the area

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 10 July 2011

The Musée des Beaux-Arts occupies I single floor in what I believe to be an old episcopal palace. In addition to other odds and ends, they have large collections of the works of Fromentin and Bouguereau, both local boys. (They don't seem to have any...More

4  Thank Monobasis
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