Fodor's Expert Review Palais des Beaux Arts

Lille Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Restored in the 1990s as part of the revitalization of the city, this museum now ranks among the best in France. It takes special pride in its prized Flemish and Dutch collection, with works by Van Dyck, Rubens, and Brueghel. There are also equally impressive paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by Monet, Goya, and Delacroix. The prints and drawings room alone holds 30 pieces by Raphael. Originally established by decree by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1801, the museum moved into its current Belle Époque–style building in the late 19th century.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Pl. de la Republique
Lille, Hauts-de-France  59000, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 5.50 Euros, Sept.–June, Wed.–Sun. 10–6, Mon. 2–6; July and Aug., Wed.–Sun. and Mon. noon–5, €7, Closed Tues.

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