Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes

Bd Watteau
FR - 59300 Valenciennes
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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, located in the northern French city of Valenciennes, is one of the most prestigious art museums in France. It was originally founded in 1801, making it one of the oldest museums in the region. The museum houses an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and objects from antiquity to the present day. The collection includes works by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The museum is also known for its collection of works by the School of Valenciennes, a group of artists who were active in the city in the 19th century. The building itself is a work of art, built in the neoclassical style in the 1900s. Over the years, the museum has undergone several renovations and expansions to enhance and improve its collections and exhibitions.