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Granet Museum (Musee Granet)

Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
33 4 42 52 88 32
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum presented visitors a range of painters from Picasso, Sisley, Cezanne, Renoire and a host of lesser known but still great works. The entrance for two museums was only 5 EURO.

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Nassau
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely building with sculpture, pictures of an excellent quality. Had some great examples by Ingres which blew my mind away. Easy to get around in an hour.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had read there were very few Cezanne's in his hometown museum. C'est vrais! Evidently, the curator at the museum during the rise of Cezannes and the modernists (Impressionists) said something like "over my dead body" before he would admit this artist's work. What a shame, for a city who owes so much of its modern branding to Cezanne. There... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Do find the second smaller part of this museum which is close by. Then you can climb the loft to view copies done by M. Granet and one original and connect with the collector. Then take a second look at the centrally hung Picasso from the loft.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A small but exquisite museum. Don't miss it. Now this review has at least 100 characters....a poor requirement by Trip Advisor. Trip Advisor does most things very well, but insisting that reviewers be verbose Trip Advisor is being out of touch.

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Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For a fairly small town, Musee Granet has a pretty good collection that ranges from sculpture to classic and modern art. The only sad thing is that it doesn't have much of Cezanne's works considering that his a native of Aix. This museum should be part of one's itinerary.

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The original Musée Granet contains the collection of paintings, sculpture and archaelogical items up to the 19th century, while the nearby, new Granet XXe museum contains 20th century works from the collection of art collector Jean Planque. Planque was personal friends with Picasso and other major artists of that era. Comparing the two museums isn't fair as the Granet XXe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is definitely worth a visit, there are 9 Cezaness there and one Rembrand which are worth seeing. With the rest of the paintings I could have learned more but I did not as there is not much information in English provided. It is all in French!!!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The lighting in this museum was excellent and allowed the art to be viewed at its best. The price was also reasonable. Your ticket covers two museums, but the second is some distance away. We were disappointed that they had only a single, small Cezanne painting in the museum while having a wide collection of Picasso. The Picasso's were very... More

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Dijon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

It would have been great to see this museum really feature works of artists from Aix. Instead, only a few Cezanne's and a smattering of some other unknown artists. Shame.

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