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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 5 attractions in Martigny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent half a day at the Fondation. They had a temporary Miro-themed exhibition, some photography and the permanent artefacts. The sculpture outside was a bit more problematic, because it was chucking it down with rain but interesting pieces. The exhibition spaces inside are a bit odd and were congested the day we went, and the access is probably not... More

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Martigny, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are interested in Art & History, you should stop to visit the Foundation. Plus the walk in town To see the Romain ruins of Martigny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The "Fondation Pierre Gianadda" offers an easy, charming and pleasant art experience. Their temporary exhibitions are always highly interesting and easy to follow and understand. On top of it there is a permanent exhibit of all the roman artifacts discovered over the centuries in the Martigny area. Very well displayed. Another part of the museum regards a nice collection of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Their temporary exhibitions are always impressive. I had the chance to be there in 1998 and see the Gaugain retrospective. Last March I saw have a very interesting ancient Greek sculpture. And I am sorry that I could not be there every year.Their sculpture garden is superb, not only due to Brancusi, Chagall. Rodin, Max Ernst, Cesar, etc., but also... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While the collection and temporary exhibition are really stunning, the museum could do much more with these treasures. It is a pity that the museum does not more to make the visit more interesting for children. Beyond this, there was no particular care for the details: the roof of the Chagall exhibit in the garden was quite dirty, the food... More

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