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Host :
SAS au capital de 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Siège social : 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.

Owner :
AVESTA GROUP LLC 
114 COLLINS STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94 118 - USA.

Publication director :
Paul Alezraa.

Lille Museum of Fine Arts

Lille, France

One of France's greatest museums since 1801

Located on the Place de la République in Lille, the Museum of Fine Arts is the largest French museum outside of Paris, with an area of 22,000 sq.m. The creation of the museum in 1801 was part of the called “popularization of art” established by Napoleon I in order to receive the works seized from territories occupied by the revolutionary French armies.

The Museum of Fine Arts' collections provide a panorama of the artistic European movements that happened from the 12th to the 20th century. With the second largest art collection in France, the museum possesses the work of brilliant artist such as Raphael, Donatello, Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco, Toulouse Lautrec, Rodin and Delacroix.

The museum's Belle-Époque style building, designed by Edouard Bérard and Fernand Etienne-Charles Delmas, was completed in 1892 and preserved almost completely until the poor state of the facility led to the latest renovation in the 1990s.

The new architecture structure, conducted by Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart, allowed the construction of a 700 sq.m basement dedicated for temporary exhibitions and 19th century sculptures.

The Lille Museum of Fine Arts is a “must see” place when visiting the city.