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  • Address: Place de République
  • Hours: Open Mondays 2pm - 6pm, Wednesdays - Sundays 10am - 6pm, Closed Tuesdays
  • Admission: €5.50

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Fine Arts Museum (Musee des Beaux Arts)

Lille's Fine Arts Museum, or Palais des Beaux-Arts, is a giant - only the Louvre tops it for size among France's museums, and its collection is suitably illustrious. It was instituted in 1801 as part of Napoleon's push to bring art to the masses. It's housed in a splendid Belle Époque building dating from the late 1890s.

Stroll through the rooms and you'll find all the stars: Rubens and van Dyck, Picasso and Redon, Corot, Delacroix and David. There is also a wonderful decorative arts collection and a special curio: a selection of 18th-century models of fortified cities.  

Practical Info

To get to the Palais, take Metro Line 1 to Republique station or bus 14 to place de la République. 

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Location: Lille, France
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Lille City Pass

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