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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 museum, especially the chapel!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The museum itself is fine, but don't miss the wonderful exhibit of modern works in the Chapelle Granet several blocks away. This renovated chapel provides an absolutely stunning space in which to view the Planck collection, which includes some twenty works by Picasso in addition to other contemporary artists.

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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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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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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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