Open all year round
Created in 1828, the Fabre Museum of Montpellier was created following the donation of the collection of the neoclassical painter from Montpellier, François-Xavier Fabre. Over the years, the museum has been enriched by the generosity of many artists and collectors. It is now one of the most prestigious French collections and offers a wide range of Western works. Since its renovation in 2007, the museum has welcomed nearly 3 million visitors each year and has established itself as an essential cultural player in the region.
The chronological tour of the Fabre Museum in Montpellier presents the history of European creation, from the Renaissance to the present day. With a collection of exceptional works by the greatest European painters: Rubens for Flemish and Dutch painting, Ranc for Rococo art, Fabre for Neoclassicism, Delacroix for Romanticism... At the end of the visit, the 600 m2 space dedicated to modern and contemporary art, designed as a "case of light", is mainly devoted to Pierre Soulages, a former student of the city's fine arts school. The artist's donations and deposits constitute a remarkable collection.
Built between 1872 and 1875, the Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d'Espeyran is the decorative arts department of the Fabre Museum in Montpellier. This ancient residence, located in the heart of the historic centre, is an invitation to travel to the aristocracy and bourgeoisie of Montpellier in the 17th and 19th centuries. The décor is unique and sumptuous, and is based on objets d'art, gold and silverware, and original and restored furniture.
Discover Montpellier through :
. its events : Radio France Festival, Christmas Market, Marathon, Lez Market
. its landmarks: Arc de Triomphe, Château de Mogère, Place de la Comédie, the Forum, Quartier de l'Ecusson, l'étang de Thau, La Camargue
. its art and culture: Mo.Co Panacée, Musée Fabre, Opera, Pavillon Populaire