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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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Pokolbin, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I loved this museum/art gallery. The sculpture garden is superb, and I arrived at 10am as the museum opened and had the gardens and car museum to myself which was really special. The archaeological walk through the town was fascinating too. I hadn't expected to see Roman remains whilst on a ski holiday so a real bonus.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Getting to this museum via public transit is a bit of a mission but worth it. Exiting from Gare Cagnes-sur-Mer cross the road and turn right, over a bridge and on the left hand side at the first bus stop is where you will take bus #400 to St Paul de Vence. Forget asking the driver to let you know... More

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Palm Springs, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a good, but very popular museum. Right near by is also the St. Bernard, the pass and the dogs, Museum. The day I went it was packed. There was an interesting show, and I guess the word was out. There's also a small antique car museum with some unique cars. Outside is a sculpture park and a cafe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was my first time in the Gianadda foundation and I went for the Modigliani sopecial exhibit. Beautiful paintings, qquite few I had never seen before. Also very interesting in the museum is the garden with sculptures of basically every faous sculptor (Cesar, Rodin, Arman, Saint-Phalle etc). Nice on a sunny day with a little restaurant and even picnic tables... More

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