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Musee Fabre

13 rue Montpellieret, 34000 Montpellier, France (Comédie)
04 67 14 83 00
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Montpellier, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This gallery is pleasant as something to do if you have nothing else to do. I entered for free as a student but I wouldn't have paid to enter. Nothing special.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is actually an art gallery in a gorgeous old mansion containing works of many of the European masters from 15th to 18th century. It's a huge collection and it's really fantastic! And there's currently a special exhibition of the works of French neoclassical painter, Francois-Andre Vincent. His drawings and his caricatures are just amazing! Highly recommended!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you need some indoor culture, walk just down from the Comedie area to the Musee Fabre. A nice collection of old master, with some contempory pieces. Nice bistrot for lunch next door.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

You need a lot of time to see it all. The Buildings are worth visiting for both the Construction of the museum and for the paintings the museum owns. There are several pieces inspired by the surroundings in the South of France. And the Museums own Collections will take time to go through - besides they often arrange separate exhibitions... More

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The museum itself is a bit of a maze -- it comprises two buildings, each built around a courtyard, with split levels. Fortunately one receives a small guide with a clear numbering of the rooms. Some of the halls are worth a visit in their own right (the Hall of Columns, the Hall of Griffons), while others are plain or... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Liked: not overcrowded, the administration controls the number of visitors for special events, a reasonable collection well balanced with respect to centuries. Not liked: inner organization, signs are not sufficient, it is difficult to find the next room when changing floors.

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Welsh Borders, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Whether you visit will probably depend on what's on during your stay in town. The gallery is well located on the green avenue that leads to the Comedie. It is well laid out and we enjoyed a comprehensive collection of Paul Signac, little known to us, but worth having discovered.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

there is an excellent collection of art. Several masterpieces of Western painting and sculpture. The building is very interresting too. It is a good museum for kids also and for everyone

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

They had a special exhibit of Signac which was excellent. The museum itself is larger than I expected and had lots of interesting material. Unfortunately I was pressed for time, so I spent most of my time in the special exhibit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Montpellier culture available near to Comedie Centre. Easy walk from tourist information centre. We had a tasty baguette in the nearby park (Euro 3.50) ,then enjoyed the Flemish , Dutch, Italian and French masters. Explanatiions available in English from a menu card. Currently they have temporary exhibition on Signac until 27 October for 8 Euros.

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