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Granet Museum

Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet
Musée Granet

Museum

First opened in 1838, the Granet Museum is one of the region's most important museums, with the "Museum of France” label. It is a real institution in the city of Aix-en-Provence. The museum with a surface area of over 4000 m² gives pride of place to painting and sculpture. Almost 750 works are exhibited, providing a vast panorama of artistic creation, including archaeology, proto-Renaissance and Renaissance works, and with a particular focus on Provençal painting of the 20th century up to the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art due to the exceptional donation from Philippe Meyer, including paintings and sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. Along with the Jas de Bouffan landscapes from the Meyer donation, the museum has nine other oil paintings by Paul Cézanne from all periods of his career.

Since its renovation in 2006, the Granet Museum has regularly organised exhibitions with an international scope. In addition, the museum has developed a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, outreach projects, educational and cultural activities.

Guided visits for groups and individual visitors to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in French, English, German and Spanish. Audio-guides are available for rent in a number of languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese) for adults for 3 euros and for children aged 6 and over (French and English) for 2 euros.

Activities for children and families are on offer all through the year (guided visits and workshops). A game booklet about the collections is available free at the museum entrance on request.

The Granet Museum has the Tourism and Disability label (hearing, motor and mental disabilities).

To present the main part of the Planque collection with the title Granet XXème (20th), the Jean Planque collection, the Aix Regional Authority opened the White Penitents Chapel, built in the 17th century and renovated for the occasion, providing the Granet Museum with over 700m2 of extra exhibition space.

With the City Pass

Admission to the Musée Granet and Granet XXe is free on presentation of your City Pass. It gives access to the permanent collection and to temporary exhibitions - offer valid for one admission during the period of validity of your Pass. With a dual admission ticket, you should go to the Musée Granet ticket office before going to the Granet XXe.

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Useful Information

From January 2 to June 20 and from October 14 to December 31:
From Tuesday to Sunday - from 12pm to 6pm

From June 21 to October 13:
From Tuesday to Sunday - from 10pm to 7pm

Annual closure on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

Prices

Entrance between €5.00 and €8.00
Single tickel for Granet XXe and Musée Granet.

● Price (except during summer exhibition period)
✘ Full price: 6 euros
✘ Reduced price: 5 euros

● Price during summer exhibition:
✘ Full price: 8 euros
✘ Reduced price 6 euros

✘ Free entrance the first Sunday of the month (except summer exposure period).

Visitor information
▶ Audio tour : 3 euros (available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese).
▶ Audio tour children (from 6 years old) : 2 euros (available in French and English)

Terms of tariffs :
Reduced: apprentices under 25, disabled people and their companion upon presentation of a disability card issued by a Departmental Home for Disabled Persons (MDPH), visually and hearing impaired, and for purchases in numbers from 15 paying visitors, full price ticket holders of less than 6 months from the Museum of Civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM, Marseille) and Camoin during the exhibition (June 11 - October 2) :
Holders of a full-fare ticket and the International Piano Festival Cadenet 2016.

Free : under 18, under 26 students, unemployed of long duration (from 6 months), RSA beneficiaries (on presentation of proof of less than 3 months), minimum pension holders, card holders Ministry of Culture, members of Icom, Icomos, AGCCPF, regional, national and international journalists/lecturers, group leaders, members of the association of "Friends of the Granet museum Teachers and students of the School of Art of Aix-en-Provence, cardholders Aix-Marseille University Culture, City Pass Aix-en-Provence.

Labels and recommendations

Tourism and Handicap, Musée de France

Facilities, Services and Conditions

General

  • card shop

Activities

  • bookshop
  • workshops for children
  • permanent exhibitions
  • exhibitions
  • guided tours

Internet

  • internet access

Parking

  • Public car park

Location