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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses a collection of French...
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Type: Art Museums, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Museums
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Musée Granet is a nice museum inside the old city of Aix en Provence. It’s a beautiful 17th century building showing several hundreds of paintings (including Rembrandt, Ingres, Cezanne, Picasso and Giacometti) in its permanent collection plus special exhibitions (see the website, according to the period of your visit). To be visited when touring in Aix en Provence!

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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Musee Granet is actually in 2 buildings. The first part was mainly sculptures, busts, of important people in France, but in particular Provence. Some renaissance paintings. But the highlight for me was the 2nd location on Rue M Joffre where they offer audio for 3 euros -- (well worth it) the Jean Planque collection consisted of Van Gogh, Picasso,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
81 helpful votes 81 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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