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Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

Ancien Palais des Archeveques | Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 11100, Narbonne, France
+33 4 68 90 30 55
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Museum of Art, but not History

This museum was definitely better than the adjacent Museum of Archaeology in terms of providing... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
soul_man_dave
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Bude, United Kingdom
Orientalism Highlight

What a wonderful art museum! I was pleasantly surprised by the art that was on display in this... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
Craig M
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Bermuda
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Ancien Palais des Archeveques | Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 11100, Narbonne, France
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+33 4 68 90 30 55
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

This museum was definitely better than the adjacent Museum of Archaeology in terms of providing descriptions in English. I am more interested in the "History" part than the "Art" part, so was rather disappointed that this was very much an Art Museum, albeit with many...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

What a wonderful art museum! I was pleasantly surprised by the art that was on display in this small facility. The highlight for me was the Orientalism section, where there were some beautiful paintings of North Africa, including some stunning portraits. The entire section is...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This art gallery set in the new palace is part of the Palace pass and the Monuments pass. The setting in period rooms is interesting in its own right and there are some impressive works of art and a collection of old chemist's jars but...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

The highlight was the Orientalistic exhibition of French paintings of North Africa - they did a great job of evoking the Arab world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The other artworks were also very good - works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

I was keen to see the Orientalist art collection in this museum (as an ancestor was an English Orientalist artist). I was not disappointed - there are two large rooms decorated in Middle-Eastern style and devoted to Orientalist art by French artists, such as Charles...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Overall, this is a small museum that can fill a good hour of time with portraits, mosaics, and ceramics. There are some pieces by famous artists mixed in with unfamiliar names. The setting of the museum (archbishop's apartment) adds to the experience as well. My...More

1  Thank Amy B
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Nice little museum, definitely worth a few hours. Wouldn't have found without TA. They have an interesting collection of 1600-1850 art with some moderns thrown in.

1  Thank Maine_Traveler74
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

We wandered into this wonderful museum almost by accident and were so very glad we did! The entrance fee was negligible and the art was well worth the visit, as is the venue, which is the old archbishop's palace. The architecture and the decor of...More

1  Thank Travelwisewoman
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

The old masters are located in the archbishop's palace. Not only lots of really interesting art, but the rooms themselves are very interesting especially the ceilings. There are also some very good replicas of royal costumes from around the time of Louis XIV.

1  Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very interesting collection of medieval and modern art. Not many 'well known' names but enough quality to make it a worth while visit. Also not a lot of it, but enough to hold one's attention and not exhausting as many galleries are.

Thank Nick E
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