Rouen’s Museum of fine arts was created in 1801 by Napoleon I. It features a collection of over 8000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative art collections from the Renaissance to the present age, including household names like Renoir, Degas, Fragonard, and many more. The museum also has an exceptional Depeaux collection, and is considered one of the most outstanding public collections in France. Visitors can also enjoy sought-after temporary exhibitions and occasional contemporary art exhibitions.
The museum is located in the heart of Rouen on Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp, in Normandy, inside a building dating back from 1880. It can be accessed on foot from most of Rouen’s attractions, and by bus from Gare de Rouen. There is only one parking lot nearby, Parking Q-Park Rouen Palais de Justice, located across the street on Allée Eugène Delacroix. Admission is free for the permanent collections, but visiting special exhibitions costs €9 (full rate)/ €6 (reduced rate). Audio guides are available in French, English and Italian. The museum is open every day but Tuesday, from 10 am until 6 pm.