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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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Paulhan, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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107 helpful votes 107 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
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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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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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Brighton
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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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Weston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoy museums and visit all over. The Fabre is a lovely place with excellent hanging of the works. But, it is largely of painters you may or may not recognize. Some, Metsu, Terrier are good and if the books or my Profs told me they were first rate I would have believed it. About 10 Courbets and Bazilles but... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very large Arts museum with a huge range of high quality paintings and sculptures by well-known artists - also includes present day work. Fabre was an artist in his own right and is exhibited. This is a wonderful find outside the 'great' museums of Paris. Really worth a visit - but it is big! €6 to visit the permanent exhibition.... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This museum has been radically restructured with 9200 square metres of displays, including additional works by Francois-Xavier Fabre, Frederic Bazille, Simon Hantai and others. It reopened in 2007. The building is beautiful and the artworks well displayed, including some huge canvases. There was a special exhibition of works by Francois-Andre Vincent (an artist between Fragonard and David), but the main... More

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