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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 44 Attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Recommended for painters' lovers. It's big, the works displayed are amazing, it does take time to visit it all, so it's highly recommended to have a good meal right before you enter. I do think it's expensive for a "ville" museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Fabre Musuem is housed in a very beautiful old building which is delightful to wander through. Staff at entry are friendly and helpful and the permanent collection is large and interesting. Difficult to cover in a day - certainly worth a visit if you are in Montpellier.

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Wales Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An hour or two at the Fabre in between coffee and aperitifs is always worthwhile. If the temporary exhibition doesn't appeal (Viallat this summer, admittedly not to everyone's taste) there is the opportunity to browse through the more traditional galleries. The admission is good value and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a real find in the heart of the city and it has some wonderful artworks many by well known artists as well as those lesser known to overseas visiter's but which are still of merit and highly regarded by the French. The building is beautiful and it was so easy to get around and there were no crowds!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed a few hours exploring the Musee Fabre and the furnished house around the corner which is included in the entrance ticket. A wide range of art from different periods, displayed in a lovely building. Despite being the middle of August it was very quiet and we enjoyed a relaxing stroll around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

An collection of well displayed works of international significance in a very pleasing set of spaces. If taste is for modern work I would recommend doing the recommended route in reverse, as you can suffer museum burn out before you get there, as the "old masters" collection is really too good to skip.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a beautiful museum of art, and had it not been for a couple of odd things I would give it the full five points. The French cherish their art, and this extensive collection is beautifully displayed, with full attention to the quality of the lighting, sufficient space for the works, and lots of information conveniently available. The collection... More

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting exhibits. Rather cheap. Free for Paul Valéry University students. Nice museum shop. Watch out : it is better to do the visit in the order shown in the paper given at the checkout. It is a bit like being in a maze but it is not the case ;-)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had made the Musee Fabre my priority having just a whole afternoon in Montpellier and had not been to it before. It's on the side of a tree covered promenade beyond the Tourist Office east of the Place de la Comedie. This is one of the best classic collections I've seen outside of Paris. The galleries are on several... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The musee Fabre is even nicer than before since the work they have done The themes change regularly and the other floors show amazing paintings that lived through centuries without aging a bit A must go in Montpellier.

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