Trip Planner: Europe / France / Normandy / Haute-Normandie / Seine-Maritime / Rouen / Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
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.
Tours to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen reviews
Absolutely fantastic art museum and free! Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Pissaro the list goes on and on, we worth the visit here
Absolutely fantastic art museum and free! Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Pissaro the list goes on and on, we worth the visit here more »
We visited the museum twice to take in the surprisingly extensive collection. We especially liked the works by Caravaggio, Delacroix, Renoir and of course Monet. It is located in an impressive...
We visited the museum twice to take in the surprisingly extensive collection. We especially liked the works by Caravaggio, Delacroix, Renoir and of course Monet. It is located in an impressive... more »
Fantastic gallery, though a little confusingly laid out. Rooms are numbered but not all and not always logically. Staff helpful and spoke English, there are free lockers on site to store bags too. Art is great with a wide selection of famous artist. Highly recommended
Great museum with a very friendly personnel. We were with little kids who were quite noisy, but the personnel didn't mind and even helped to calm the baby down. Really sweet of them. As for the paintings - it's a very interesting collection, especially the rooms with impressionists and Dutch painters.
Plan your trip to Rouen
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.Know more
Popular things to do in Rouen
Side trips from Rouen
Hidden gems in Rouen
Museums in Rouen
Historic Sites in Rouen
Trips in Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen by other users
26 days in France SEE PLAN Rouen Bayeux Mont-Saint-Michel 26 days in Paris SEE PLAN Paris 26 days in South India & Paris SEE PLAN Kochi (Cochin) Thekkady Bengaluru 15 days in Paris SEE PLAN Sainte-Chapelle Louvre Museum Île de la Cité 31 days in Europe SEE PLAN Vienna Venice Milan 33 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA London Liverpool Chessy