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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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Excellent small museum

We enjoyed the collection here and the layout of the museum. We are not art connoisseurs so I cannot attest to the quality of the works, but we enjoyed both the museum itself and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the collection here and the layout of the museum. We are not art connoisseurs so I cannot attest to the quality of the works, but we enjoyed both the museum itself and the work in the chapel. In fact, the architectural elements in the chapel were beautiful, and I was allowed to very carefully take a photo of... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike here - the sculptures on the ground floor are magnificent as indeed are all the other works on display

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When in Aix you need to make this a must see and for only 5 euros it's a great deal. The museum is located only a few blocks from the roué ton and is easy to find. The Paintings and ancient artifacts were spectacular and took you back in time to another time in History. With this tour you won't... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Two buildings one with better exhibits than the other. However it has been our feeling that all the famous work is either out on loan or on permanent exhibition in major galleries around the world to the detriment of the birth place of local artists such as in this case (Aix en Provence) Cezanne. A great shame but I suppose... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I popped in on my own for an hour. I'm a gallery grazer, so the lack English signage was not a problem. Nice spaces, the few Cezannes were worth going for, plus Giorgio Morandi whom I'd never heard of. Having read other reviews, wish I didn't skip the chapel. Still, we went to a recital/readings of Eric Satie instead! Life... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Initially we were not overly impresses with the museum. There are a few Cezannes and some good 18th and 19th Century painters. The modern section is not so good. However, the Granet Room was worth the admission fee alone. It was really impressive. Worth the visit.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

in my view this charming regional museum reflects the fact that Aix punches above its weight in almost every sense. Nice spaces and well run with a few important works it is well worth a visit. There is security at the entrance so pop in without the shopping. There is also currently a separate exhibition including works by Berger in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Basically it comes down to no brochures in English. Yes this is France. But it's an international tourist destination. No info or brochure in English? Really? True. So we walked the museum and made due.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The main building of the museum hosts magnificent mosaics and stunning collection of paintings on top floor (must see!!). However, don't ignore the extra ticket the chapel, which you get together with the ticket to Musee Granet. There is a real treasure and luckily we didn't skip it (as noone told us what the chapel contains, so we thought, oh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My 16 year old daughter and I spent a rainy morning here in March. There was a fantastic temporary exhibition of Roman mosaics and artefacts which really added interest to the permanent collection. It would have been nice to see a few more works by Cezanne. It's a really lovely, modern well- lit space and well worth a visit.

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