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Fondation Pierre Gianadda

Rue du Forum 59 | 1920, Martigny, Switzerland
(+41) 27 722 39 78
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Martigny
Type: Museums
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went for the Renoir exhibition, but the highlight was actually the attached car museum. Loads of cars from the late 1890's onwards and many brands that you will never have heard of. We will be back for sure.

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Brighton, UK
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fondation Pierre Gianadda is a small but perfectly formed art gallery, which has hosted some excellent exhibitions over the years. Its sculpture garden is particularly splendid, nestled beneath the mountains and surrounded by trees. There is a permanent range of pieces from great sculptors like Niki de St. Phalle. The outside cafe is a welcome feature on a sunny day.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Renoir exhibit until November 23 was really incredible but who knew they also had dozens of old cars on display in the basement. Plus Roman ruins - just great and well worth the visit from Geneva.

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Brussels
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This year exhibition Renoir. But every year there is something to see or to do at the Foundation! Don't miss the garden

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Boom, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is admirable, the things Mr. Gianadda has accomplished in the city of Martigny. He is a visionary in some way, decided to dedicate a foundation and museum to his brother Pierre, who died unfortunately. The collections the foundation is able to portray in a village with only 17.000 inhabitants is incredible. And another thing is true: if you come... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took in the Renoir exhibit including some 50 paintings from collections from all over the world. Renoir's famous bath scenes are well represented as are some of his better portraits of both ladies and children. The exhibit also includes 2 bronze sculptures one of which is on permanent display here. Tastefully done and worth seeking out near the Roman... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We call in here whenever we have time to spare during trips to the Valais. It is always worth a detour. The current Renoir exposition is of the usual high quality. We invariably go round the outdoor sculpture park too, t see whether the sheep have acquired any more lambs. The wolves were fortunately separated from the sheep by a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't forget to visit the oldtimer exhibition , also in the fondation. Nice parc, good possibilities to eat and drink something.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful village in the Swiss Alps. Lovely museum with a dedicated antique car section downstairs - not to be missed by car enthusiasts. Upstairs features roving world-class art exhibits as well as the permanent display of Roman artifacts found on the site. Highly recommended and worth the extra effort to go out of your way for a visit.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The building, the grounds with artwork and sculptures, the main art display, the secondary art displays, the photographs, the car museum.... all excellent and displayed so well. Something for all tastes. Even though it was very crowded, it was relatively easy to view everything. Building layout is excellent. Our guests, however, were put off by going to the restaurant and... More

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