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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
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Solvang, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This beautiful museum was truly a delight! While I had come to look at the Cezanne's, it would have been impossible not to have been captivated by the truly wide breadth and depth of the art displayed here. There were numerous galleries to explore and a very nice gift shop as well. My only suggestion would be to be sure... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Read all about Cezanne before going into town to see it. Long line to et in (lots of tour groups), so you may want to get there early. There is also a magnificent sculpture of him in the town square, right beside the beautiful water fountain.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This little museum has an excellent collection of a local artist, Cezanne, who painted extensively in the area in his later years. It also has antiquities from the region. We were extremely fortunate to have the Pearlman collection there on its travels away from Princeton. Should you be able to see it on its US stops, by all means do... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a little gem of a museum that has an amazing collection of Cezanne and other art. Happened to luck out and saw a special exhibit that's there this fall, a private collection of Cezannes and other artists of that era that is traveling around the world this year.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Museum is beautiful and well organized with clear explanations, mostly in French. I waited in line one hour on a Sunday afternoon to get to the ticket seller (7 euros).

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