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“Beautiful little gem of a museum”

Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This XVIIth century church houses a fine collection brought together by the Swiss autodidact art expert Jean Planque. Highlights include a number of Picassos.

What makes the museum stand out - other than the collection per se - is the beautiful building restored for the purpose of housing the collection and the story of monsieur Planque which is told in a very engaging way on posters and the excellent audioguide.

Well worth about two hours. Sundays are free of charge. Make sure to get an audioguide for good background stories.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

In a converted chapel this is really a highlight. Well worth seeking out. Sensible display and not too much for people like us who are really not into modern art.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's quite rare to see a set of works by Pablo Picasso, Monet completely for free. There are also painting of van Gogh, Renoir, Dufy, Dubuffet and others. Wonderful collection at three floors (there is a lift). You can learn there about life of Jean Planque.There are quite a lot information about his life and how he obtained these wonderful paintings. A building (converted chapel) is beautiful renovated. Floors, in contrast to main building of museum Granet are clean. Don't miss it while in Aix En Provence!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If I only had had one museum to visit while in Aix-en-Provence this would be it. I loved the collection as well as the location, the concerted chapel.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We visited on the joint ticket with the Musee Granet and loved it: loads of Picassos and works by Dufy, Van Gogh and others. We particularly liked the sculptures by Kosta Alex, a new name to us. The conversion of the chapel into a modern gallery is impressive.

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