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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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I was in Montpellier visiting a friend but, as she had to go to class all morning, I went to the Musee Fabre on my own. Probably one of the best experiences I've had in an art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I was in Montpellier visiting a friend but, as she had to go to class all morning, I went to the Musee Fabre on my own. Probably one of the best experiences I've had in an art gallery (I don't know too much about art). It is really huge, nicely laid out, the paintings were interesting and the audioguide was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a fairly large fine Arts Museum located in what appears to be an old palace. The good news is that the place is modern inside ,the works well displayed and the staff pleasant. Unfortunately the quality of the art works displayed is not on par with their setting. There is a large quantity of paintings and a few... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum has lots to see, so don't try to do everything in one day. Better to seek out the specific things you want to see and spend time there. We made the mistake of trying to see everything and found it too difficult and tiring!

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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On the oil painting side, has a bit of everything, with some focus on local artists who gained fame, such as Cabanel and Bazille. Also a few sculptures. After the Languedoc sections, the most interesting rooms might be those devoted to Delacroix, and the Impressionists. While there are no superstar works, this is a good collection. The temporary exhibit is... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really worth a trip to this Museum - very informative and enjoyable visit. Airy rooms, huge windows. Particularly liked the sculpture gallery.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great museum with revolving exhibits. We visited during a pointillism exhibit of the works of Paul Signac and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A must-visit in Montpellier.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a wonderful museum for those who appreciate art- bear in mind though, that there is a lot to see, so make sure you plan what to visit and prioritise accordingly. Sometimes they also host temporary displays and special exhibits, so do check those out. Staff are friendly, and the gallery is easy to find.

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Vancouver
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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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