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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 road trip website .
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen Reviews
le musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen possède des collections reflétant pratiquement toute la peinture depuis le 16e siècle. Il est notamment fort pour la peinture française classique et les impressionnist... more »the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen has collections that reflect virtually all painting since the 16th century. It is particularly strong for classical French painting and impressionists, not to mention two masterpieces by Velasquez and Caravaggio.
Not a great collection, unless you like rooms and rooms of religious art. Terrible graphics. You almost need a magnifying glass to read. 20th century collection rooms are closed, with no explanation. 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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