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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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Reasonable entry fee for a few works of note.

Worth going to see the Monet and Bonnard. There is a nice Breugal (copy??) stuck in a corner too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jancrow4
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Avante Garde to Classics- Beaux Arts Indeed

As I was forewarned of possibility of locating works and of the large portion of religious art..I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pickytweeter
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
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+33 2 31 30 47 70
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going to see the Monet and Bonnard. There is a nice Breugal (copy??) stuck in a corner too. Most of the work there is pretty dull to be honest. The contemporary work was suitably challenging but not much info about the artist. My husband...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was forewarned of possibility of locating works and of the large portion of religious art..I went strait for the jugular and asked the very polite staff where Bruegel and Impressionists were and easily got around the gallery without it being an orienteering exercise....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I had been to the chateau grounds several times, but never visited this museum. I found the layout confusing. I had to ask which direction to start and it got more confusing from there. There was construction noise, kids of all ages on school trips...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The chateau of Caen is in reality the impressive ruins of the medieval fortress erected by William the Conqueror. In terms of area, it is one of the largest medieval fortresses ever constructed anywhere in Europe. Entrance into the chateau and to parts of the...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

do not miss this museum whilst in Caen ! and only 3.50 Euro pp A fantastic museum which will absorb you and stay with you a very long time

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Quite a bit of this collection spans from the medieval time through the Renaissance and most of the subject matter is religious. HOWEVER - There is also a space for temporary exhibitions that tend to be more modern. There are pieces from the 1600s forward,...More

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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.

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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

1  Thank CarolynMary24
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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.

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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

1  Thank brenhell
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