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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 museum in the centre of Aix. American Icon's exhibition running which is good to see as well as the Cezanne originals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Icones Americaines exhibition, but I can't really recommend it. There were some really good pieces, but most of them you will have seen before and some of them were just to big for the room so you couldn't see them properly. We had been very excited about seeing this exhibition, but I have to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum in the centre of Aix. American Icon's exhibition running which is good to see as well as the Cezanne originals.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited on a Sunday and it was a great way to spend a few hours. The Musée Granet itself currently has an American Icons exhibition which we found a little bit disappointing given we've seen better in London. However, the sculptures were good and the Giacometti sculptures in particular were interesting. I think the signage in the museum could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very interesting Neoclassical sculpture collection, some significant pieces by Paul Cézanne and Picasso. Also, there was a great American Pop Art exhibition while I was there. If you're an art fan, it's a great little museum to visit in an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While visiting my hometown this the summer I decided to stop by the Granet Museum and what a lovely surprise.The Museum have a nice collection of Sculptures some paintaings from the Ecole Provencale , I even found a very interesting Giotto.This summer you can also enjoy some Andy Warhol during the Amercian Icons exhibit. My advice stop by enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Since our last visit, in 2012, the hanging of this museum's permanent collection has been altered, so that there are themes such as 'Children', 'Old Age', and so on. We liked this approach a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This former priory is located right next to St Jean de Malte. Originally it housed just a collection of paintings by local artist, Francois - Marius Granet, however it now displays over 12000 works in an eclectic collection which ranges from Rembrandt, Rubens and Ingres to modern works of Picasso and Klee. They currently have an exhibition of "American Icons"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Both the American Icon temporary exhibition and the Chapelle (Planck collection) are definitely worth a visit. One ticket gets you in both places which are just a few minutes away from each other.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Granet Museum has never recovered from a Director's claim that "no painting by Cézanne would ever hang in this museum." The small Cézanne room contains mainly very early works; the rest of the museum is given over largely to salon paintings, although the Giacometti room is interesting. The newer annex (the Planque collection) does not add much luster to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small, intimate and a very special collection. Be sure to allow plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere and the building.

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Address: Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 33 4 42 52 88 32
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence

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