Musée Fabre
Musée Fabre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • HJasmine
    Manchester, United Kingdom124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Huge Collection
    Worth visiting if you have limited time in Montpellier. We were only in the city for one day, and chose the Fabre Museum as one of the few attractions we visited. There is a huge amount of art to see, both modern and old. A great collection from across Europe. A slightly pricy entry fee, however given the scale of the exhibition it was worth the entry fee.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • RiggingDoctor
    Porto, Portugal192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Collection
    There is a very large collection of antiquity and Renaissance paintings. It’s a bit of a maze to walk through, but eventually you get to the Modern art on the top floor. There are a couple notable works by Delaunay, Monet, and Manet as well as a Botticelli, a Michelangelo, and a room of Corbet. Very nice museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Whittlesford
    Haselbury Plucknett, United Kingdom579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wide range well displayed
    A large art gallery housed in a number of buildings of various ages with the hôtel Cabrières-Sabatier across the road featuring decorative arts (particularly 19th century furniture) and currently closed for restoration. The interior of the main buildings is resolutely modern and much of the collection is the result of gifts from local wealthy collectors. Mostly a panoply of French art through the ages but the Flemish section of pictures from the Golden Age would feel very much at home in virtually any Dutch or Belgian art museum. There is something for everyone here and you don't have to spend time on the bits which don't appeal to your personal taste.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • ginaminasnooks
    68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Baffling and beautiful
    There is a lot of art worth enjoying in this museum ... some absolute gems plus good temporary exhibitions. But the route through was totally bewildering and I felt I needed a much better explanation of the curatorial journey. Up and down and back to front. Aargh!! It was apparently been refigured in 2004-2007 but this is definitely not with the clarity that the "practical guide to visiting the museum" proclaims. A pity
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
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HJasmine
Manchester, UK124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Worth visiting if you have limited time in Montpellier. We were only in the city for one day, and chose the Fabre Museum as one of the few attractions we visited. There is a huge amount of art to see, both modern and old. A great collection from across Europe. A slightly pricy entry fee, however given the scale of the exhibition it was worth the entry fee.
Written 6 August 2023
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Chip1701
Plymouth, MN1,076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
There was a lot of nice, well-crafted art here. Having said that, you are not going to see a lot of famous paintings in this museum. We spent extra to get an audio guide which is available in English. This offered background info for some of the paintings. Like many museums, it is located in two or three buildings that have been brought together for this purpose. Makes getting from one place to another a little confusing, so get a map before you enter.
Written 18 April 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the city's biggest museum. It is located in a gracious mansion and part of the experience is to notice the interior design. There are some treasures here, and some forgettable art as well. Definitely worth a visit. Cafes nearby for a break.
Written 24 July 2020
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rmpangui
Santiago, Chile151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a masssive museum with encrible artwork that walks you through time. The museum is made of three buildings as it has grown through time and I found it very difficuly to visit in a logical and menaingful manner. Likemany things in France, it´s a museum for the French and not al friendly to tourists. This was very disheartening and the only way to make some sense of what is before you, is to hire the guide track. Please do hire one if you aren´t fluent in French: you´ll mis all the fun.
Written 17 September 2023
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TSinParis
Paris, France2,211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
This very large museum has many paintings but not many that really grabbed me. A lot of religious paintings. Some contemporary and modern works by mostly unknown or local artists. The layout is not very intuitive or chronological so after about an hour of wandering we were looking for the exit. Worth a visit nevertheless on a cold or rainy day.
Written 12 February 2022
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ginaminasnooks
darkest somerset68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
There is a lot of art worth enjoying in this museum ... some absolute gems plus good temporary exhibitions.

But the route through was totally bewildering and I felt I needed a much better explanation of the curatorial journey. Up and down and back to front. Aargh!!

It was apparently been refigured in 2004-2007 but this is definitely not with the clarity that the "practical guide to visiting the museum" proclaims.

A pity
Written 20 March 2024
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Whittlesford
Haselbury Plucknett, UK579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A large art gallery housed in a number of buildings of various ages with the hôtel Cabrières-Sabatier across the road featuring decorative arts (particularly 19th century furniture) and currently closed for restoration. The interior of the main buildings is resolutely modern and much of the collection is the result of gifts from local wealthy collectors. Mostly a panoply of French art through the ages but the Flemish section of pictures from the Golden Age would feel very much at home in virtually any Dutch or Belgian art museum. There is something for everyone here and you don't have to spend time on the bits which don't appeal to your personal taste.
Written 22 November 2023
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RiggingDoctor
Porto, Portugal192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There is a very large collection of antiquity and Renaissance paintings. It’s a bit of a maze to walk through, but eventually you get to the Modern art on the top floor. There are a couple notable works by Delaunay, Monet, and Manet as well as a Botticelli, a Michelangelo, and a room of Corbet. Very nice museum.
Written 24 September 2023
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malholme
Lewes, UK523 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
This museum has been radically restructured with 9200 square metres of displays, including additional works by Francois-Xavier Fabre, Frederic Bazille, Simon Hantai and others. It reopened in 2007. The building is beautiful and the artworks well displayed, including some huge canvases.
There was a special exhibition of works by Francois-Andre Vincent (an artist between Fragonard and David), but the main museum is so vast that we did not have time to visit this. According to some guides there is a special programme for children to follow- this simply consists of a booklet of questions and puzzles ALL IN FRENCH (we had to translate for children). The most regrettable part for us was that so few of the artists were very well known and the few by artists such as Antoine COYPEL, Joshua REYNOLDS, and Claude MONET stood out as quality exhibits- particularly MONET'S Le jardin en fleurs a Sainte-Adresse. Good seating, but an exhausting museum - we spent a morning there -quite enough time.
Incidentally if you try to travel on "Le Petit Train" in Montpellier please note the ticket office closes well before departure time and the staff are rude,and uncaring , refusing to take a booking for seven although we were there at departure time - an unpleasant experience- Montpellier Tourist Office please note!
Written 22 April 2014
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Kevin F
Kesgrave, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The museum has lots to see, so don't try to do everything in one day. Better to seek out the specific things you want to see and spend time there. We made the mistake of trying to see everything and found it too difficult and tiring!
Written 3 November 2014
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