Musée des Beaux-Arts
A must-visit in Valenciennes
If you love art, you won’t want to leave Valenciennes without having visited the Musée des Beaux-Arts, entirely renovated in 2015. At this art museum, there’s a large space dedicated to artists from Valenciennes. In particular, there are the works by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, whose sculptures adorn the vast and light room, the paintings by Watteau and his disciples, and masterpieces by 16th and 17th century Flemish artists (including Rubens, Bosch, Bruegel and Van Dyck). Indeed, the museum has the second largest national collection of Flemish paintings after the Louvre.