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“Beautiful building with an excellent permanent collection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee Fabre

Musee Fabre
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Segway Tour of the Old and New Montpellier
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Montpellier
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Montpellier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful building with an excellent permanent collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is well worth a visit if only for the beautiful buildings alone. Make sure you visit both parts - the main Fabre with the art collection and the adjoining building which has been furnished as a luxurious 18th Century home. To really explore the collections you should allow at least half a day.
Be aware that the museum has free entry on the first Sunday of each month (except for the special collection).

Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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“Surly Guards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The core collection is not to my taste, but there are occasional travelling shows worth seeing. What's most unpleasant -- and this has been my experience and that of other visitors I've known -- is that the guards go out of their way to treat you like cattle. The poster for the Mucha show in the illustration reminded me that, notebook in hand, I was forbidden to retrace my steps into a previously-visited gallery at that show and ordered to leave. Complaining to the administration does no good.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent current exhibition: Paul Signac”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Previous visits were most enjoyable so this time it was especially to view their current exhibition "Signac The colours of Water". This collection will remain until 27 October 2013. Ticket price of 9 euros includes the permanent collection of Musee Fabre and a reduction if visiting the exhibition in LODEVE. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Paul Signac (1863 to 1935)...a founding member of the Neo-Impressionist Movement, he explored the infinite variations in water, the sky and light. Most famous for his paintings delivered in the "pointillist" manner, these have been gathered from many galleries world-wide do deliver a complete picture of Signac's work and his own travels. Good VFM for a most pleasant afternoon: the gallery was not too crowded so it was possible to enjoy every painting in an almost private way: not always the case with the "blockbuster" exhibitions that many travel miles to see. On leaving the Musee stop and enjoy a cold drink at one of the delightful "kiosques" under the plane trees...beware they don't take bank debit card, only cash.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great art gallery. Really enjoyed wondering round look at all the paintings. Its a lot bigger than it looks from the outside.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester UK
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“a great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

comprehensive art collection - through the centuries
you need time to see it all or choose the period you most like

Visited July 2013
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