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Musee Reattu

10 rue du Grand-Prieure, Arles, France
04-90-49-37-58
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Arles
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In a medieval building, this little and cosy museum has an interesting collection of Picasso drawings and the major works of the excellent photographer Lucien Clergue.

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malaucene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great space, old priory on banks of Rhone, Réattu's works admittedly left us a little cold but there are plenty of other Arles related artists as well, though the juxtaposition of 18thC and modern installations can jar somewhat. Best are the Picasso works , drawings , lino cuts, and small portraits that he donated in '71 after an exhibition there.... More

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Corvallis, OR
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The building is beautiful, worth a visit of several hours just to explore the rooms and views out the windows and experience the remarkable architecture....love the gargoyles. The exhibits themselves are also wonderful and there are a lot of them. The history provided (in English as well!) was very helpful. I never knew that much about the Knights of Malta... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The artwork was absolutely stunning. What a treat to see many Picasso paintings I never knew existed! As well, the photographs by Lucien Clergue are incredible. I cannot recommend this art experience enough!

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千葉県
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The museum is along a river. However, the entrance was backward and I needed to walk around small paths to find the entrance. The building was old castle. I enjoyed inside of the building as well as arts displayed.

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting buildings and rooms. Good selection of art. Nice Picasso drawings. Restrooms are nice too. Worth the trip. Stairs, so be hearty.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

most river tour guides skip this museum so you'll probably have to get there on your own but it is really worth it if just for the 50 plus Picasso drawings that he donated to the museum. It was an ah ha moment for us and since the Picasso Paris museum continues to delay its reopening it was a joy... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely building but difficult to find your way around the exhibition. Glad to see so many unusual Picassos and Van Goghs - even though they took some finding at first; peaceful courtyard in the middle of the building.

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Shelton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is housed in the ancient Priory of the Order of Malta, then becoming the home of Jacques Reattu, a painter from Arles. The collection is quite impressive from ancient to contemporary paintings, tapestries, photos and sculptures. Surprisingly, there were quite a few drawings from Picasso. One of the newly featured exhibitions were the photos of Lucien Clergue.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are in Arles most liking you are there for a relaxing holiday in a charming French town - Musee Reattu is both relaxing and charming. I was there during the annual summer photo exhibit which featured the work of Lucien Clergue. The museum set in a historic mansion allows for interesting displays and perspectives. I did not see... More

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