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Musee Fabre

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Address: 13 Rue Montpellieret, 34000, Montpellier, France
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Too much to see

We spent 1.5 hrs here on a Wednesday morning, the place was very quiet, and probably saw less than 50% of the exhibits.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 1.5 hrs here on a Wednesday morning, the place was very quiet, and probably saw less than 50% of the exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive building and a large display of art, but as the title says it was all much of a muchness. The red room is impressive in scale and there as few Rubens and Delacoix I found that gave me reason to stop and soak them in, but I ended up finding it slightly dull and sped up my visit, not... More 

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Montpellier, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nice art objects I Went there when they opened, but there was a lot of schoolclasses there. Maybe better to go after lunch.

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Montpellie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They redid this museum a few years ago and now the interior and exterior look great. The problem is that I've been there several times and never once seen an exhibit that inspired me. They seem to try to be as bland as possible so as not to offend anyone. I wish they would take more risks with what they... More 

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Herzliya, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most important museums of art in the world and beautifully laid-out. At around 8 euro for a ticket, it's a brilliant way to spend 1-3 hours seeing some this extraordinary collection.

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Thank emmers2016
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Had read elsewhere that it was free to view the permanent collections. Not true, but €7 was worth paying to see this varied mix of styles. Loved the "touch me" exhibits - good to feel the sculptures and appreciate them with a different sense. The modern collection created quite a talking point amongst us... how much is a black canvass... More 

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Thank Evvvvery
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Set over three floors, a strong range of paintings from the 14th to the 19th Century. Almost exclusively French painters, including Delacroix, Poussin, Le Brun, particularly strong on classical and neo-classical themes. Temporary exhibitions as well. Delightful rooms, including the original galleries. Great value, highly recommended.

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Montpellier, France
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
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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