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Granet Museum

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Address: Place Saint Jean de Malte | photo not Granet Museum, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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+33 4 42 52 88 32
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses...

Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses a collection of French paintings from the 16th century on.

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The best museum in Provence!

As others have noted, this is the best museum in the Provence area we were in. Museum was in great condition, and pieces were displayed beautifully. Its not a very big museum, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
Drew B
Mosta, Malta
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A marvellous collection of work principally by Cezanne's and Giacometti, but you'll also find Mondrian,Klee and others. Also great collection 19th century statuary

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Mosta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

As others have noted, this is the best museum in the Provence area we were in. Museum was in great condition, and pieces were displayed beautifully. Its not a very big museum, so its manageable quite quickly. A sister museum in the chapelle granet is part of the entrance fee, and students enter free.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Mr Granet was a fine artist so you will see his work in the permanent collection as well as understand the name of the museum. The museum is considered by many as 'the home' of Cézanne because their holdings of his works and documents is so extensive. In 2006, a renovated Granet hosted the centennial celebration marking Cézanne's death. In... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed our visit to both of the sites - very manageable museum for an afternoon visit with wonderful exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Came to Aix-en-Provence from Marseille just for a day trip, luckily this museum was opened (some reviews said the museum closed without notice), love the paintings and sculptures, worth a visit. I paid 5.5 euro and got tickets for both Granet Museum and Granet XXe, that was lovely!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Granet is worth a visit and has a great array or paintings and sculptures. The sculpture room in particularly interesting. The Cezanne exhibit was a little disappointing given it is a bit small with only a handful of paintings. The gallery is easy to get around and well sign posted. Be aware that it does not open until midday

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The scenery is just great and the paintings exhibited there are worth the detour . This is definitely a must visit for art lovers

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great boutique museum. I love Maurice Denis' painting "Visiting Cezanne" which shows Cezanne painting Mt Victoire. The original is at Musee Granat along with some very interesting Cezanne pieces and others related to Aix en Provence history. Highly recommended along with the church next door.

Thank TJ178
Aix-en-Provence, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A very nice museum, mostly filled with paintings (Cezanne of course, Rubens, ...). Don't miss the "annex" Jean Planque in a church, full of treasures from Picasso, Klee, Leger, Giacometti, ...

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We ended going to this museum as it was part of the Cezanne walk. The museum has a few very nice Cezanne pieces and other artists of this timeframe, but if that is what you are looking for you will be disappointed. The Granet exhibit is the heart of the museum. His pieces are excellent examples of medieval art, and... More 

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