Much to Allen and Kyra's dismay (probably Kyle's too) I wanted to spend at least a little time in Rouen's Musee des Beaux Art (art museum). According to our guide book it displayed works by several artists that are favorites of mine (Caravaggio in particular).
Without crowds to fight it was easy to appreciate the art up close and from across the room. We could move easily from one room to the next and linger or not as we chose.
On my own I would have stayed longer, but because it was so empty I could quickly move from piece to piece and see what I wanted to see thus making the visit only slightly painful for the kids.
I found the time spent in this museum far more enjoyable than the time I spent in the Louvre and would certainly recommend the museum to others.
|Monet up close|