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Musee de Beaux-Arts

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Address: 22 rue Paul Doumer, 62000, Arras, France
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Arras vous fait la cour

Excellent exhibition around Versailles fountains and bosquets with pieces of bronze animals saved from fountains that exist no longer. There are pièces of furniture, paintings... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2014
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

Excellent exhibition around Versailles fountains and bosquets with pieces of bronze animals saved from fountains that exist no longer. There are pièces of furniture, paintings, sculptures and porcelaine too. The most remarquable is the staging, the " mise en scène", very well done. The rest of the museum is very interesting too.

Thank MicFre
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Probably not the best place to visit if you're not keen on 17th/18th century oil paintings/religious paintings or pottery. Top floor housed more interesting (and more recent) art but otherwise not really my cup of tea. Building was quite interesting - especially black and white tiled cloisters. If its part of your free pass then worth a quick 30 minute... More 

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I must say that the 17th and 18th centuries are not my favourite period for art. Having said that, the museum was very quiet when I visited on a Wednesday afternoon and I could have taken as long as I liked. One criticism was that the way the paintings were lit (by lights high on the wall opposite) meant that... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Musee has good collection of 17,18,19th century paintings and ceramics but the best part was the special exhibition of carriages and sleighs from the Palace of Versailles. The extensive collection included carriages used by kings and queens as well as Napoleon 1st and 2nd. To see them all together was an excellent, though unusual way to view French history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The carriages were magnificent and you could view them easily as it was not too crowded. The workmanship, painting and opulence of the carriages and sleighs made the visit well worthwhile. The only problem was getting a ticket as there seemed to be confusion amongst the staff. Still it was a great exhibition and well worth the visit. I believe... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Well worth a visit. We saw the carriages and they were amazing. Always good to navigate a museum with two kids in tow and for them to be entertained. Highlight of our trip.

Thank Amy L
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I spent a morning touring the Versailles exhibit of carriages and sledges. The Musee de Beaux-Arts and Versailles formed a partnership and this exhibit in Arras includes articles and paintings originating from Versailles. I was very impressed with the finery and craftsmanship of the carriages. The exhibit also includes paintings from the same era, and an excellent... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Whilst we were there this museum had an exhibition of Carraiges from Versailles which was breath taking, The regular artifacts were also worth a visit with some amazing Paintings .

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

So much to see, you will need to allow plenty of time. This month (June 2013) there is an extra carriage exhibition from Versailles. It's a great opportunity to see something very unusual and interesting.

Thank Roger S
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Ventured into here i will admit because it was warm! Beautiful place, and interesting range of exhibits. At the moment there is the carriages exhibition from versaille, which is just stunning. A few of the paintings I found hung at levels and angles that picked up light reflection, which was a shame. Very friendly place as well.

Thank dominorat

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