Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
The Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille, one of the premier museums in France, houses in its imposing 19th-century building collections of European paintings, a Prints and Drawings Room, a collection of Antiquities, a mediaeval and Renaissance collection, 17th- and 18th-century ceramics, 19th-century French sculptures and 18th-century scale models.
But the Palais des Beaux-Arts is more than just a museum. It also organises a series of cultural events bringing together different artistic periods and disciplines (literature, theatre, music, dance, cinema, video, installations…). These regularly scheduled events encourage visitors of all ages and backgrounds to discover – and rediscover – the museum’s collections and expositions.