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Musee Fabre

Address: 13 rue Montpellieret, 34000 Montpellier, France (Comédie)
Phone Number: 04 67 14 83 00
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Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When was the last time You have been in art gallery? Have you ever had a closer look at the original painting dated in the middle of 17-th century? For me both answers were embarrassingly adverse :-( That's why I'm happy I have visited Musee Fabre. I'ts not the Louvre or Ermittage, even total art ignoramus like me can see... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Something completely unexpected. I was own my own visiting that wonderful and fine collection of art, and that's a really strange experience these days. Difficult to spend less than 2 hours there. The staff is helpful and friendly. Not to miss the collection of modernist art. You can discover a few unknown painters.

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Arenys de Mar, Cataluña, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Be prepared to spend several hours in the museum, there's soo much to see. When we bought our ticket, we were frienldy informed that we could leave the museum for coffee or for lunch, and come back to see the rest, a very good idea indeed!

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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103 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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