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Granet Museum

Address: Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 33 4 42 52 88 32
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses a collection of French...
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Type: Art Museums, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses a collection of French paintings from the 16th century on.
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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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185 reviews 185 reviews
38 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Entrance to both the Granet Museum and the Granet XX Collection of Jean Planque are free on the first Sunday of the month, except in June, July and August. Yes, I know I am in France, but was a bit disappointed that the Granet Museum didn't offer any information in English, not even a plan of the museum. However, I... More 

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Monroe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you love art and enjoy lingering by painting and bathing in their glow, go here. Take time, sit, there are Rueben's here which will return in your dreams.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Musée Granet is a museum in Aix-en-Provence, France devoted to painting, sculpture and archeology. I enjoyed very much the visit, which lasted about one hour.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Musée Granet is a nice museum inside the old city of Aix en Provence. It’s a beautiful 17th century building showing several hundreds of paintings (including Rembrandt, Ingres, Cezanne, Picasso and Giacometti) in its permanent collection plus special exhibitions (see the website, according to the period of your visit). To be visited when touring in Aix en Provence!

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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Musee Granet is actually in 2 buildings. The first part was mainly sculptures, busts, of important people in France, but in particular Provence. Some renaissance paintings. But the highlight for me was the 2nd location on Rue M Joffre where they offer audio for 3 euros -- (well worth it) the Jean Planque collection consisted of Van Gogh, Picasso,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed this museum with a lot of good art, a lot of nice Picassos and some Monets. Simple, easy museum with a lot of good pieces.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Nice museum with some interesting pieces and a few Cezannes which were nice to see given his history with the town. Its in a great position near the centre of town and is worth seeing if you have the time. On the downside I was hoping, in the absence of an extensive collection, to have something else to take away... More 

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Colorado
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is actually two museums in one, the main Granet & an old church that has been converted into an art museum. Many works from Cezanne, Klee, Picasso, etc. In fact I've never seen so many Picasso's in one museum. A must visit when in Aix!

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Penhook, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very well lit. Many rooms have benches or large ottoman-like seats in the center for relaxed viewing of the art. Displays of Egyptian artifacts and many from Aix's past as a Roman settlement. Impressive permanent collection of Flemish, Dutch, French and other paintings. Was taking an art history course that required a visit to a gallery and report on the... More 

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Brussels
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum of fine arts and archaeology contains a fine collection of paintings acquired through various legacies including those of the Aix painter, Francois-Marius Granet. I had never heard of him before and it was a pleasure to discover his landscapes and scenes of daily life. There were lots more styles and periods: French & Italian painters through the centuries... More 

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