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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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Light, well laid out, perfectly sized

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Don't go here to see the Cezannes as there are only a handful on display. On the other hand this museum harps back to the Roman era and has some amazing high quality mosaics. It is also in a really nice building.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I started by visiting the museum in the chapel. This was great because not only was the artwork interesting and modern, the chapel itself is a work of art. The main Granet museum was a total surprise! It's huge! I was lucky enough to see an exhibition of archeological artefacts demonstrating the history of Aix-en-Provence as well as amazing artwork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Small and intimate, yet with a large collection of paintings and sculptures, this place is a real treat. With a number of well known painters works - think of Rubens and Rembrandt - hanging in the main museum, and paintings by Picasso, Monet and others in the nearby chapel building, and you have a lovely collection of art to mull... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While the main Granet museum's permanent collection of Cezanne and Giacometti makes the museum worth seeing while in Aix-en-Provence, the private collection in the chapel that opened in 2013 was the highlight. Excellent display of Picasso and other artists. A must see in my book!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Musee Granet is set a bit off the main center in a beautiful little square next to a cathedral (we were lucky enough to see a wedding coming out as we exited the museum!). It is a very nice and updated museum with nice surprises of noted artists and a great showing of Cezanne of course. Worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The main museum is very nice. Decent building, solid collection, and a decent range of work. But the collection in the nearby chapel is absolutely stunning. A stunning setting for this world class personal collection. Worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We bought a ticket for Musee Granet that includes entrance to the other museum which is located a few blocks away. We found the second museum is more interesting than Musee Granet itself. Overall, it's an ok visit imho.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There was a special exhibition when we were visited. We waited in a long queue for entrance. Paintings were extremely good and exhibition too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Entrance to the Granet museum also gets you an added bonus of access to the Art collection at The former white Penitents Chapel , not far from the Granet museum.There were no guide brochures in english when i went so make sure you explore the whole of the museum, its quite easy to miss stairs and access to other parts... More 

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