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Musee Fabre

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Neighbourhood: Comédie
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Address: 13 Rue Montpellieret, 34000, Montpellier, France
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a beautifull muséum

If you want to see marvelous and famous paintings of Frederic Bazille, Pierre Soulages...it's the place to go

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Montpellier, France
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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you want to see marvelous and famous paintings of Frederic Bazille, Pierre Soulages...it's the place to go

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Although this is not the Louvre or the Prado, the museum has a significant collection of European Masters, and lesser known artists. Nicely arranged on several floors, both the paintings and sculpture are nicely presented. This museum is well worth several hours visit and, if possible, with the size and scope of the collection, one or more days would provide... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. A major theme was making the museum accessible to people with visual or hearing disabilities,which I think is very thoughtful and adds many insights for everybody. Two of the guards on the main floor were exceptional. They not only guarded the exhibits, they were eager to share their ideas and knowledge. As a... More 

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

There are some real gems here and a chance to learn about some lesser-known artists of a high standard. But there is also a lot if junk and reducing the number of works by half would cause no loss and make it easier to appreciate the good pieces.

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Thezan-des-Corbieres, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Outstanding. Would not be out of place in New York or London, wonderful to have this fabulous Museum in this part of France. Particularly loved the Dutch masters but there is so much to see and such a high standard - Rubens, Breugel, Monet and some very early 14th century art - you need a lot of time there to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I really liked how the art was arranged by time periods - helped to understand the progressions of style. Very well rounded display of artists; portraiture, landscapes, still lives, small, big. Also a couple of rooms with sketch pads. I had no problems going up close to view strokes and techniques. I really enjoyed the museum. Just the right size.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We saw very little of the permanent collection. We spent most of our time in the special exhibit of paintings of native son Frédéric Bazille, which was superb. From what I saw of the rest of the museum, it definitely merits a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We toured the museum and a Brazille exhibit. Outstanding collection of Brazille paintings and sketches as well as paintings by Monet, Manet, Renoir and others. A mind-blower to see so many master impressionists in the museum. Their other collected items are also excellent.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went to an excellent exhibit of the Impressionist Frederic Bazille, an equal contemporary of Monet, Renoir & Manet. There were many painting from all over the world, many very large one, particularly Monet. The exhibit put side by side works from many painters that were directly comparable.

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We love the Fabre Museum and went especially to see the Frédéric Bazille exhibition. It runs until 16th October every day except Mondays from 10.00 - 19.00. The entry price is €10 and audio guides are available for €3 We had never heard Frédéric Bazille. He was born in Montpellier, the son of a prominent local family. They wanted him... More 

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