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Address: 50 rue du Cardinal Fesch, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 21 48 17
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Tue - Sat 09:15 - 12:15
14:15 - 17:15
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A small museum with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings: a must-see...

A small museum with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings: a must-see for the avid art lover.

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The musée Fesch ( Palais Fesch-musée des beaux-arts) is the central museum of fine arts in Ajaccio on Corsica. Located within the gated Palais Fesch. The most impressive painting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The musée Fesch ( Palais Fesch-musée des beaux-arts) is the central museum of fine arts in Ajaccio on Corsica. Located within the gated Palais Fesch. The most impressive painting collections at the museum are arranged in several halls in the specific periods of the Early Italian and Renaissance, the Roman Baroque and the Neapolitan Baroque. The museum is not very... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real must to visit. Some exceptional paintings set in a most attractive gallery. Bit annoyed that a whole floor was closed due to staff shortages -- yet there seemed plenty of staff at the entrance including an appallingly impolite security guard. One guide, a middle-aged woman however was extraordinarily well informed and engaging.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I’m sure that there is lots of interesting art here but we did not persevere to find out. We mainly visited here to get entry to the adjacent Imperial Chappelle which was closed. We were advised that there was no written or audio guide in English. We gave it a go but soon gave up.

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grenoble
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

the first floor is closed ! the gallery of portraits without any labels because of the current neon show.....and l elysee office in minute details ????? I did see laetitia buonaparte.;a couple of teh Emperor portraits ;and a Bourdelle, a Rodin but disappointment is the word !

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Zürich
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building with a lot of precious art inside. Unfortunately it clearly does not get the care it deserves (lack of light (!), descriptions and further sloppy things). The museum could improve massively with a professional management.

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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The long gallery was closed and, with a modern installation also being hosted, much of the regular display was absent. That said, some of the highlights were on display.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

While the collection housed at Musee Fesch is one of the greatest in Europe, the visit was disappointing because of the very poor lighting throughout the Palace and Museum. Perhaps this is deliberate to protect the thousands of artefacts and paintings but it seemed to us more a case of poor design. Regardless, it made it very hard to appreciate... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The permanent collection is comprised of maximum 50 paintings, mainly portraits. Only a couple caught my eye, but in general just an average unremarkable staff. Quite a lot of paintings by unknown authors. The lights are awful and more suitable for a late-night party rather than an art collection. Especially, those neon signs were completely out of place. In the... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Upstairs displays were so dark we couldn't see them!! A great Botticelli and a Titian- Caravargesque were all out on loan- a Rodin sculpture exhibition on loan from Paris I think- and several other great works- a fantastic Napoleon portrait not surprisingly! A nice afternoon between visits to the beach! Hopefully they will fix lighting and make it even better!

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Paphos, Cyprus
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Unfortunately, this museum does not provided any information in English, so it is really difficult for a non French speaker to make sense of the displays. There were plenty of Italian paintings with French captions, and even more with no captions at all. There seemed to be three temporary exhibitions and I was given a very nice guide, in French... More 

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