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Musee Fabre

13 rue Montpellieret, 34000 Montpellier, France (Comédie)
04 67 14 83 00
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Ranked #2 of 40 Attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we travel, my wife and I enjoy exploring the city and local food and wine. So museums are not our main focus. Still, I enjoyed this museum and its collection, and I could have easily spent a half day here. Beautiful building itself, across from park

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Most impressive. We visited during a short trip to Montpellier and very glad we did. An interesting collection of art spanning a number of centuries. Some very interesting pieces with some excellent examples of the impressionists. Look out for Monet, Manet and Renoir in particular. You need to allow a couple of hours at least and invest a euro in... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is wonderful. It is well laid out and the paintings and sculptures are amazing. I spent three hours hers.

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Paulhan, France
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10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The temporary exhibits that we've seen over 15+ years are always worthwhile and the permanent exhibit is worth a revisit every couple of years.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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182 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Musée Fabre has undergone a facelift to show off its impressive collection , dating from the 17th to the 20th century. Housed in a series of galleries within a 17th C. Jesuit College, an 18th C. Hotel de Ville and 19th C. extensions, the building itself is quite impressive and the renovations are creative whilst respecting the original architecture.... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've been to Montpellier often, but never visited the art gallery (which is what it is) despite it being very conveniently situated on the edge of the Old Town and a few minutes from the principal shopping area. Old outside but new inside, the museum has been skilfully and lovingly set out. The 6 euros entrance ticket is a steal.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm by no means an art expert, but I really enjoyed taking time to wander through the museum. The recently modernised part of the museum was a surprise to see, it great that they have invested the money and time in preserving and honouring the local art history of the area. Beautiful sculptures also on show here as well as... More

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Harrogate England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

nice building and good that during the day you pay 6 euros and pop in and out. Well stocked shop too. The museum has a large selection of fine art 1500's to 1900's (the most modern room was closed unfortunately). The museum is very clean and well staffed and they let you take pictures too! But after an hour just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

An excellent museum. Mostly paintings arranged in chronological and "school" order. A lot to see and we could have spent the whole day there. Very good value.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Clever modern additions to a beautiful old building make the musee Fabre interesting for both the collection and the space it's hung in. It is easy to find on the place de comedie and well worth a visit for a few hours.

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