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Musee Reattu

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Address: 10 rue du Grand-Prieure, Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 49 37 58
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Not what you'd expect in Arles

This beautifully preserved museum in Arles contains the painting by and collection of Jacques Réattu, housed in his mansion. It also hosts a collection of Picasso works, mostly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This beautifully preserved museum in Arles contains the painting by and collection of Jacques Réattu, housed in his mansion. It also hosts a collection of Picasso works, mostly works on paper (minor), and more important works of his from the 1920s and 30s. The museum has also dedicated itself to contemporary art, some of it in the collection and some... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nice variation display's (incl Picasso, Zadkine ) and the best reason for visit: the building itself

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This museum has it all; history, old art, modern art and contemporary art! And the best thing is that they have blended it all! No more "age xx-xx", which becomes tiresome after a while. No, between 18th century pieces you may find a photography from 21th or a sculpture made of scrap metal from 20th! And fashion drawings of Christian... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

History of the museum is interesting. But the real treat is viewing the 50+ Picasso paintings as you near the exit.

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There were 50plus drawings donated by Pablo Picasso to see and admire plus a very good selection of other artists' work both from the past and contemporary

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

For a cross sectional glimpse of both historical works esp by Reattu himself through to contemporary multi media work go to the Musee Reattu. Really easy to move through the salles numbering 30 in all over three floors with great vistas on the river, the central courtyard and other areas as you go.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited this museum unsure of what we would find but found it an interesting mix of historical and modern exhibits. There was an excellent photographic display, a collection of paintings and a selection of over 50 sketches by Picasso. These sketches were given to the museum in the 1970s by Picasso who spent time in Arles in his earlier... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Picasso donated several drawings to this museum, because he liked the town and its bullfighting so much. There are a few 19th century portraits, but it concentrates mostly on contemporary artists. The building itself is interesting and worth looking at.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It comes as a free on the 11€ tourist card and as it was raining we thought we'd give it a go. Having been underwhelmed by Picassos seen in minor museums elsewhere we were not expecting much and were principally interested in the building and its connection with the Knights of Malta. However, we were delighted with the exhibits of... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Do not miss. Wonderful building with a wide but manageable collection. Much better than the Van Gogh Center in our opinion.

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