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Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France

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Distance from city center: 0.6mi
danpop's pictureby danpop Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 30th of June, 2009
While Paris's Louvre is well known all around the world, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille hasn't have the same privilege. This is happening, even if this museum is the second most important in France. Here you can see paintings starting from Antiquity, continuing to Middle Ages and Renascence, all the way back to the 17th centuri, 18th, 19th and the modern era.

100, Boulevard Liberté, 59000 Lille, France

Single ticket for the entire museum
Ticket PBA XXL : €6 /€4
Pass lille3000 : free admission
(Conditions for reduced fare are available at the museum ticket desk)
Free entrance for all every first sunday of the Month

Opening Hours:
Monday, 2pm – 6pm
Closed Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Tickets sold until one half hour before closing
Closed : 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, the first weekend of September _ (braderie de Lille), 1 November, and

How to get there:
Metro : Line 1 – station ‘République’
Bus : Line 14 – Place de la République
Taxis : from both railway stations in Lille to the Place Richebé
Parking : Place de la République
10 – 15 minutes on foot from railw

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Lille History

The city of Lille is also called as Isla as it is located on the Deûle River. The city was then the transshipment place on the Deûle. In 1667, the whole region was annexed to France by Louis XIV though the inhabitants were not in favor. During the time of the Spanish series war, Lille was brought back to Netherlands, but was returned to France during the Utrecht Treaty. During the French [...]

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