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Musee de Grenoble

5 place de Lavalette, 38000 Grenoble, France (Saint-Laurent - Lavalette)
04 76 63 44 44
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Palm Coast, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This museum got three stars from the Michelin guide and i give it four stars. This is one of the most prestigious museums in France with art from 13C - 19C. Exceptional quailty of the artworks makes a visit manditory.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum is in a huge, gorgeous building that opened in 1994. The visit guides you chronologically through the exhibits from the pre-Rennaissance to the present. The galleries are large - as are many of the paintings. In fact, I have never seen so many enormous canvases in any other museum. But they are not just large, many are fabulous... More

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Athens, Greece
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290 reviews 290 reviews
219 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We travelled from Annecy to Grenoble especially to visit this Museum since it is considered the oldest regional Museum of contemporary art in which we are interested in. However, beside the collection of paintings of 20th and 21st century has a remarkable collection of prominent painters of the 19th century. In fact it houses paintings from the 13th century and... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I needed to fill a morning while the hubby conducted business. The collection was the eight size for a short visit. I particularly enjoyed the Impressionist works. The ancient collection was very small. The staff was perfunctory, and though I attempted to use French, my attempts were not greeted with even an understanding chuckle. The woman minding the gift store... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I liked this museum because it wasn't overwhelming and I was able to view all of the works in just under 2 hours. They have a Warhol, some Picasso's, and a Matisse which make it worth a look, in my book. The guides were excellent as well.

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Ann Arbor
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This museum has been around for only 20 years. It has half paintings and half sketches. It biggest piece was a Rembrandt self portrait on loan from the louvre. It has a few major works from a few artist like Renoir, Kandinsky, Rembrandt. It show cases a lot of regional artists and contemporary works. This isn't the type of museum... More

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Grenoble, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited this museum, the only one we have been to in Grenoble where we paid, and the one we enjoyed the least. There was a very definite shortage of information on the paintings and English translations non existent, which meant we could not enjoy the exhibits. The curators were not tuned into to foreign visitors and there could be... More

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Grenoble, France
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I've tried to love this museum, but somehow it just doesn't inspire. It's a little pompous, the curators do not engage much with visitors, so (I hate to say it) but it's all a bit boring. Sorry Grenoble, I've tried several times over the years with the same result. The restaurant next door is OK, though!

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Grenoble, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

a great art museum. I had the chance to visit it with a guide ... an experience that I will never forget.

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Grenoble, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

i live right down the street from here,try to go as often as possible. When I first moved here I doubted that a museum in Grenoble could be as good as it was reputed to be, I was wrong. There are regular expos here, the permanent exhibit is quiet good ! The building is beautiful, spacious, full of light and... More

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