Musée des Beaux Arts

Rouen
Normandy
Museums

Containing some of the most prestigious art collections in France, Rouen's Musée des Beaux-Arts is a fantastic place to spend a few hours admiring the work of the masters. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and other objet d'art are present with works by such acclaimed artists as Monet, Carravagio, Rubens and Sisley. The Impressionist collection here is one of its main draws.

Places to visit nearby

Rouen in Normandy is the region's former capital and has a distinguished history involving such figures as Richard the Lionheart, William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc.

Giverny in Normandy is a picturesque village that captured the heart of Monet, becoming his home town and inspiring many of his most famous works.

Dieppe in Normandy is a bustling fishing port with a long and eventful history that became France's first seaside resort in the 1800s.

Nearby attractions

The Great Clock houses the old bells of the city and one of the oldest clock mechanisms in Europe, which was in use here from the 14th century to 1928 and never stopped once!

A majestic abbey church often mistaken for Rouen cathedral as it is so large and grand.

Joan of Arc was executed in Rouen and there are many monuments in Rouen that remember her. This church was built in her name in 1979 in the Place du Vieux Marché on the spot where her execution at the stake took place.