What to expectYour first sight of Musée Granet, in the historic heart of Aix-en-Provence, is an impressive one. Housed in a 19th century building, the neo-classical architecture forms a fine showcase to rival the excellence of the collections within. Inside, the great names of European paintings - Rembrandt, Giacometti and Ingres among them - offer a cross-section of art history. Whether you're fascinated by Biblical or secular scenes, Flemish portraits from the 17th century, French 19th century romantic works - or even abstracts from the 20th century - this is the place for you. Quite simply it is one of the richest art collections in this area. To complete your cultural feast, take a detour to the beautifully restored 17th century Chapel of White Penitents where Granet XXe - denoting 20th century - awaits you, housing the dazzling collection of art dealer Jean Planque. Savour great moments there with the works of Picasso, Cezanne and Kandinsky among many others.
Opening hours for the Granet Museum
High season (from June to September)
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 7pm
Low season (October to May)
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm
Attention: Last access 30 minutes before closing time.
Closures: January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Prices outside of the summer season
Full price at 5,50 €
Reduced rate of €4.50: apprentices under 25 years of age, holders of a disability card, accompanying a person holding a disability card, for bulk purchases from 15 paying admissions, holders of a ticket less than 6 months old from the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM, Marseille).
** Free** : under 18 years old, students under 26 years old, long-term job seekers (from 6 months), RSA beneficiaries (on presentation of proof of less than 3 months), holders of the minimum old age pension, holders of a disability card, holders of a CCAS card from Aix-en-Provence, holders of the Ministry of Culture card, members of Icom, Icomos, AGCCPF, journalists, regional, national and international lecturers, group leaders, members of the "Friends of the Granet Museum" association, members of the Maison des artistes association, Granet Museum subscribers, teachers from the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, holders of the Aix-Marseille University Culture Card, holders of the City Pass Aix-en-Provence .
Reduced fares and free tickets are only granted on presentation of valid proof.
City Pass Aix-en-Provence
The City Pass of Aix-en-Provence includes :
- free access to 14 museums and must-see tourist sites
- 11 guided tours included on different themes
- a visit of Aix-en-Provence by tourist train
- exclusive offers and good deals on presentation of the Pass
- access to the bus network of the 36 communes including the diablines in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence.
For more details, visit the page dedicated to the City Pass d'Aix-en-Provence