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The Fabre Museum of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole


A major cultural venue

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.


Musée Fabre Montpellier: a prestigious permanent collection

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.

Temporary exhibitions

Throughout the seasons, the Musée Fabre Montpellier offers a rich and varied artistic heritage, as demonstrated by a retrospective devoted to Paul Signac. As a member of the French American Museum Exchange, it frequently hosts famous exhibitions that are also internationally renowned.


Beauty of the decorative arts

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.


Our good plans

The Fabre Montpellier Museum offers guided tours, plastic and digital arts workshops, training courses... The Fabre and the City application allows you to discover the main places in the history of medicine and art in Montpellier in a fun way. The guarantee of a friendly cultural experience for young and old! For families with 1 to 5 children, you can benefit from the "family" rate and access the collections. Every first Sunday of the month, admission to the permanent collections is free. To avoid queuing, buy your ticket directly online! Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm and until 7pm in the summer season. Access to the museum from the Place de la Comédie by tramway lines 1 and 2.

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