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Musee Fabre

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Neighborhood: Comédie
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Address: 13 rue Montpellieret, 34000 Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 14 83 00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Surprisingly extensive collection of Dutch paintings

For me, the highlight of this museum was the extensive collection of Dutch paintings. There is also a large collection of French paintings of the academic sort, which do not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

For me, the highlight of this museum was the extensive collection of Dutch paintings. There is also a large collection of French paintings of the academic sort, which do not appeal to me as much, but that's a matter of taste. The museum is spacious and well-lit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a carefully curated and well-designed gem in Montpellier. The lack of crowds and galleries filled with natural light create a feeling of calm spaciousness. It's a lovely way to while away a few hours.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were very pleased to have found this museum because the collections are wonderful. There is such a variety of artwork, including some of the world’s great masters. Plus there are works by François- Xavier Fabre, the Montpellier painter who founded the museum in 1825. I was surprised to learn that it is one of the largest... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A large collection of interesting artwork! I liked the last part of the permanent collection the best as it contained more modern art!

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Manresa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Musee Fabre is located close the Place de la Comédie and it is for me the best museum of Montpellier. In this museum there are many artworks from 14-15th century to the contemporanean ages. It has divided in two sections: the permanent section with some pictures and a big room with temporal exhibitions (I saw the Neapolitan masters). It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped off at Musee Fabre and were surprised about the quality of Art on display. It is an interesting collection that one would not expect in a regional city like Montpellier. The European masters are as good as you see in the Major city galleries - Paris or London. But without the queues. We were surprised by the number... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wow. Impressive space, collection and incredible location. There was far more to the museum than I had anticipated and I wish that we had allowed more time to soak in what was available to see. Well recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Impressive gem of a museum -- 17th - 20th century European fine arts masterpieces, well displayed. Museum building itself is a work of art. Inexpensive admission. Staff is helpful, friendly. Easy walk from the town square, the Place de la Comédie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It might not be one of the flashier museums, but it has a bit of everything - not so much modern art. It is certainly bigger than it looks from outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a fascinating and large museum of fine art. At 7€ each we felt it worthwhile. Our only real criticism was the leaflet that was handed out to help one find the best way round, could have been simpler; it was a bit difficult to wander around with It.

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Additional Information about Musee Fabre

Address: 13 rue Montpellieret, 34000 Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 14 83 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier>  > Comédie
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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