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“Hidden gem of Aix-en-Provence ”
Review of Granet Museum

Granet Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Named after famous local painter François Marius Granet, this museum houses a collection of French paintings from the 16th century on.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away next to the Saint Jean de Malte, sits the impressive Musée Granet. Admission is reasonable and also includes entry to the nearby Granet XXe. Much of the upper level explores the works of Picasso and Picabia. The two artists are seen through various stages of life in a series of fascinating contrasts.

When visiting Aix-en-Provence, one must see Cézanne. The exhibit is easy to miss. As you pass through the hall of statues and before you return to the lobby, take the stairs down to the left and you will find Cézanne.

Other artists featured at Musée Granet include, Rembrandt, Degas, Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh. Allow time to explore.

If you only speak English, you’ll want to use an audio guide.

1  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes this was not the easiest to find. 10 E per entrance but were give ticket to Granet xx for a later date. The Granet was enjoyable if you are a Picasso fan at the moment - a temporary exhibition. I was disappointed not enough Cezanne, but quite a few old masters. Much preferred the Granet XX with more impressionism and unusual sculptures Did not open until 1.00 pm and we got there at 10.30, but luckily fantastic market in Aix and lovely lunch to while away a few hours.

1  Thank barbara b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can find this museum you will be doing well. Just off the Coer Mirabeau but hidden away in a back street. Staff could have been more helpful in guiding people as where to start. Lots of Picasso but not much Cezanne

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed to see so few Cezanne paintings in his own city. The museum has a permanent collection of Cezanne’s, Giacometti, Mondrian, Klee, Picasso, Morandi, Tal Coat and others.

The temporary exhibition now is called Picasso/ Picabia and displays many works of both of these Spanish artists. Picabia may not be as famous as his colleague but he is as good as him. We were surprised by the beauty of his paintings. The exhibition will be open until 23 September.

The tickets are beautiful with different paintings of both artists printed on them. You can visit another museum, the Chapel free of charge with a second ticket given from this museum. That museum is equally as nice and recommended.

Thank Nesligul D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend putting aside a couple of hours to check out this museum. It has a very impressive collection of both modern and older art. Don’t miss the other half of the art collection in the nearby chapel.

Thank Sophie C
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