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Granet Museum

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Address: Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 33 4 42 52 88 32
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum...
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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Museums with some pearls

Well assorted museum with some pearls in art history - you will find a Picasso, some Cezannes and a fabulous Ingres. If you happen to be there in these months do take a look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well assorted museum with some pearls in art history - you will find a Picasso, some Cezannes and a fabulous Ingres. If you happen to be there in these months do take a look at the Exhibition on American Icons. I did appreciate the guards telling off people from taking pictures.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Does not have the best collection of Cezanne, just 8 small paintings. Loved the Giacometti and Calder pieces on permanent display. The special exhibit was American Icons, which was a good exhibit but not something I needed to see traveling to Europe from North America. Art overdose -

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was too hot to be outside when we were in Aix so we opted for a visit here. Had to wait half an hour to get in as it was so busy but not a problem as the square outside attractive. Once in there is a whole mix of stuff to see and how you feel about it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of sculptures that you can get very close to. The painting gallery was nice as well. The price of the admission also admitted you to another gallery just up the road. That gallery was smaller, but had a couple of Monets I had never seen. Not the Musee dOrsay, but worth the visit!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must if you're in Aix-En-Provence. What a wonderful collection of Picassos, Cezannes, etc. It's not overwhelming and quite delightful to visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Granet Museum was the only artistic game in town but now with the Caumont only 200m away, it will have to raise its game. This time the museum staff had been to charm school and the exhibition of art from SFMOMA and the Fisher collection was well displayed.

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Patras, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Museums in France are always good and the staff is really polite. The same goes for Granet. I expected to see more Cezannes in his birthplace. There were very few though. The exhibition "Icons" with selected pop art from various artists was not bad. My recommendation is that some big paintings need to be exhibited in bigger rooms with taller... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Two site/single ticket museum with a well-lit collection of paintings. There is a remarkable sculpture gallery with an exquisite collection in the main collection.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum offers a glimpse of an interesting collection of art and archeology and has a kind staff. I found an injured young bird outside the museum and one of the staff helped get it to animal rescue where it was taken and cared for. I will forever have a warm spot for that woman and this museum in my... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a surprise this museum was for us. The older part of the museum has some great paintings and several Cezanne's but the newer addition is fabulous too. It is from the Jean Planque foundation, briefly he was an artist himself and befriended many contemporaries, hence he had a large collection of their art. The building which is historical in... More 

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