Musee Fabre

Musee Fabre, Montpellier: Hours, Address, Musee Fabre Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee Fabre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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happyopenmindedtraveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands206,932 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this museum last sunday. It was actually just a short walk from where we stayed. On the first sunday of the month (when we visited) there is free entry. It displays Occidental artworks, paintings, sculptures, drawings and art objects from the 14th -21st century. It was actually quite pleasant to spend an hour or two in this museum.
Written July 9, 2021
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Céline I
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain50 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful museum, I had little expectations but it is really a must-see museum when visiting Montpellier. We spent about 2h there.
The painting collection is very complete, with great Dutch, Italian and French masters. They have Monet.

The museum is easily accessible, within walking distance from Place de la Comédie.

Pricing is really reasonable and I even think on the lower side, I would've paid a few euros more to see this all.
Written July 17, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,091 contributions
Jan 2020
This is the city's biggest museum. It is located in a gracious mansion and part of the experience is to notice the interior design. There are some treasures here, and some forgettable art as well. Definitely worth a visit. Cafes nearby for a break.
Written July 24, 2020
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Chip1701
Plymouth, MN1,050 contributions
Apr 2022
There was a lot of nice, well-crafted art here. Having said that, you are not going to see a lot of famous paintings in this museum. We spent extra to get an audio guide which is available in English. This offered background info for some of the paintings. Like many museums, it is located in two or three buildings that have been brought together for this purpose. Makes getting from one place to another a little confusing, so get a map before you enter.
Written April 18, 2022
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TSinParis
Paris, France1,942 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
This very large museum has many paintings but not many that really grabbed me. A lot of religious paintings. Some contemporary and modern works by mostly unknown or local artists. The layout is not very intuitive or chronological so after about an hour of wandering we were looking for the exit. Worth a visit nevertheless on a cold or rainy day.
Written February 12, 2022
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malholme
Lewes, UK538 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
This museum has been radically restructured with 9200 square metres of displays, including additional works by Francois-Xavier Fabre, Frederic Bazille, Simon Hantai and others. It reopened in 2007. The building is beautiful and the artworks well displayed, including some huge canvases.
There was a special exhibition of works by Francois-Andre Vincent (an artist between Fragonard and David), but the main museum is so vast that we did not have time to visit this. According to some guides there is a special programme for children to follow- this simply consists of a booklet of questions and puzzles ALL IN FRENCH (we had to translate for children). The most regrettable part for us was that so few of the artists were very well known and the few by artists such as Antoine COYPEL, Joshua REYNOLDS, and Claude MONET stood out as quality exhibits- particularly MONET'S Le jardin en fleurs a Sainte-Adresse. Good seating, but an exhausting museum - we spent a morning there -quite enough time.
Incidentally if you try to travel on "Le Petit Train" in Montpellier please note the ticket office closes well before departure time and the staff are rude,and uncaring , refusing to take a booking for seven although we were there at departure time - an unpleasant experience- Montpellier Tourist Office please note!
Written April 22, 2014
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Kevin F
Kesgrave, UK15 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
The museum has lots to see, so don't try to do everything in one day. Better to seek out the specific things you want to see and spend time there. We made the mistake of trying to see everything and found it too difficult and tiring!
Written November 3, 2014
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ellie1819
Nice, France154 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We only visited the old masters section and it was pretty thin. A fine veronese, a few good Flemish/Dutch painters, nothing worth a special trip. But the museum itself is worth a visit.
Written July 25, 2019
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ronalddavid34
Paris, France23 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the entire collection, especially the emphasis on famous French artists from the south of France. It is a beautiful building, Air Conditioned and recently remodeled. A very peasant cultural experience
Written July 3, 2019
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Maryeileen18
Perth, Australia12 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A wonderful sized art museum that has been designed with a great sense of space. Not crowded and the art is interesting and a nicely diverse choice. Sensibly you are able to go in and out with your ticket so that if you want a break at the outside cafes to refresh yourself you can. It means that energy doesn’t flag and you appreciate the museum so much more. The only thing I would have liked was a pamphlet with a map of the galleries so that I could better plan my visit.
Written May 19, 2019
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