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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 2013
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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited the Musee Granet as we had some time to fill but weren't expecting great things. The main museum is ok - a few interesting works but nothing particularly exciting. However the museum has a new site about 5 minutes walk from the main building in a converted chapel which houses the amazing Jean Planque collection. It's very new... More

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Naples, Florida
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have toured over 25 European museums over the last four years. Based on TA reviews we were expecting great things. Not so! Other than a dozen or so Cezannes the exhibit space is comprised of mainly minor artists and some sculptures. You'd be much better off to skip the main museum and go directly to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Be sure to visit collection on long term loan in annex from estate of a collectors who used to advise one of the top galleries in Basel.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I took half a day to tour the Museum on an individual base and I have to say it is very interesting. The Entrance looked quite busy, but in the Museum the amount of people was ok. Not taking the guided tour was a mistake and I strongly suggest to take the guided tour! They will bring you to a... More

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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Viewed the special exhibit showing how the light and spirit of the South of France influenced many artists especially the Impressionists. This exhibit is part of the Year of Culture in France.

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Brilliant exhibition and worth every minute of your time to visit the Granet Museum, we spent approximately 2 1/2 hours in the Museum spending time at the CEZANNE exhibition and also looking at Granet's art exhibition and the various sculptures, on our way towards the Museum Boutique. We also were in need of a toilette break and those facilities are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

the Granet museum is a short walk to get to from the tourist information centre crossing the cours mirabeau. It has a permanent collection and often they have special screening. We attended 'Le grand Atelier du midi' and it was totally worth it. Beautiful description of the works of Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Matisse and others

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful exposition for Marseille capitale de la culture. Monet, Picasso and others alike. You have to make a line up down the street to get tickets. Try to get them before online

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was show as excellently curated. My husband who normally suffers through art museums said he "got it". I was was thrilled of course. What a wonderful way to understand the different artistic movements and styles by studying a different artists take of the same scene. Loved it.

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Marchington, Uttoxeter, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a very nice museum in an elegant building. Worth visiting for all the paintings and art works

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