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Last updated: 27 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

A must for any art lover, the Granet Museum has a fascinating archaeological collection (including a reconstructed Celtic ‘head cult’ temple from nearby Entremont) and a remarkable array of works by Rubens, Rembrandt and Ingres.

Its 10 Cezanne paintings include a portrait of Emile Zola, the artist’s boyhood friend in Aix. From the 20th century come works by Giacometti, Mondrian, Balthus and Morandi and the excellent Collection Planque, with paintings by Degas, Picasso, de Stael, Braque and Klee.

Price from: £5
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Avoid the queues for special exhibitions by purchasing tickets online through the museum website and printing them out at home.

Guided tours in English are available once a month on select dates – see the website for specific dates and times.

You can also download several different themed information booklets. Worth checking before you go to see which one you prefer.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays. In peak summer, arrive early (10am) to beat the crowds.

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