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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.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen reviews
probably our mistake, that we expected more based on the reviews here. but if you are not totally into the religious art of the middle-age and other pre-modern painting, then this museum is nothing... more »
I spent a very enjoyable hour-plus inside the excellent Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen and highly recommend it as a change of pace from the more well-known tourist sights in the town core. If you have..... 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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