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Musee des alpilles

Place Favier, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
+33 4 90 92 68 24
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Nice history of the area

I popped into this museum and enjoyed the displays featuring the old Provencal items. It was fun to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emfeAthens_Georgia
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athens, georgia
A great overview of the town history and culture

This was a surprising find. It is a good size museum, walking through the history and culture of... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Ada B
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London, United Kingdom
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Situe dans le centre historique de Saint-Remy-de-Provence, le musee des Alpilles est installe dans l'hotel Mistral de Mondragon, ancien hotel particulier d'epoque Renaissance. Classe Monument historique depuis 1862, le batiment d'une grande qualite architecturale, est construit d'une admirable cour interieure. La visite de ce lieu unique permet de mieux comprendre les paysages actuels, naturels et humains, de cette partie de la Provence qui s'etend entre le Rhone, la Durance et le massif des Alpilles. Promenade dans le temps et dans l'espace, l'exposition permanente evoque diverses facettes insoupconnees ou mal connues du patrimoine regional : de l'Hypselosaurus, gentil dinosaure qui jadis frequenta la contree, au costume traditionnel et a la tauromachie de type camarguais en passant par la culture et le commerce du chardon cardere, du pavot somnifere et des graines de semence. Des oeuvres internationales, signees Vincent van Gogh ou Albert Gleize, sont nees ici. Mais a cote existe aussi le travail souvent remarquable de createurs discrets, anonymes ou de notoriete locale, sur lesquels le musee souhaite egalement attirer l'attention : ex voto deposes aux XVIIIe et XIXe siecles dans les chapelles, cannes et devidoirs ouvrages, santons en terre crue, etonnantes enluminures d'Augustin Gonfond. Le cabinet d'arts graphiques et photographiques ainsi que l'atelier de typographie et de gravure traduisent par ailleurs l'orientation de l'etablissement sur les oeuvres sur papier et la gravure contemporaine.
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  • Average16%
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Place Favier, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped into this museum and enjoyed the displays featuring the old Provencal items. It was fun to see these historical items and learn how they were used. It is a small museum and was an especially nice respite from the outside heat.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was a surprising find. It is a good size museum, walking through the history and culture of Saint Remy. There are temporary exhibits (about sheep when I visited). The building, an old mansion, is also lovely.More

Thank Ada B
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Musee d, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des alpilles, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Ada B, Thank you for visiting the museum. Actually we have a temporary exhibition about sheep until December 31th but also, on the second and third foor, there are permanent exhibits about Provence. The building was built in the 15th century and the courtyard...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is a small provincial museum, so you never know what will be on display. The show on sheep raising was interesting and informative, worth about half an hour. My average rating shouldn't put you off, it's just not the Musee D'Orsay. I love small...More

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Musee d, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des alpilles, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear TripEvalu8, Thank you for your feed back and we hope you'll come back again in our small museum :)

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A good place to visit to learn a bit of local history, and it is also very centrally located. Lots of things to look at, and well worth a visit.

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Musee d, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des alpilles, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Mich189, Thank you for your visit. We hope to see you again for your next vacation in the region to discover new exhibitions.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

If you are interested in the history of the area it is worth a visit. The exhibition downstairs was only in French so I was worried that the upstairs section would be the same but actually there was information in English as well. It had...More

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Musee d, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des alpilles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Agsiul2013, Thank you for visiting the Musée des Alpilles. We are sorry for your disappointement about the temporary exhibition Patrem on the first floor. We will try to translate our next temporary exhibitions in english in the future.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Town centre becomes congested on the weekend. everybody is out and about. also a good place to try your takkies out.

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Having an hour to spare one Thursday afternoon I decided to go into the Musee des Alpilles. It is housed in a beautiful renaissance mansion in the Place Favier, the most attractive square in St Remy de Provence. There was a temporary exhibition of paintings...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were underwhelmed by what was on offer here. First of all, descriptions were all in French. In each room there were pages that were in other languages, however if someone else had them you were out of luck. Not very inviting place, not very...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Glorious building right in the centre of town, behind the Church ! Well worth a detour and enjoy a drink on the little square facing the Museum before or after a visit.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I really enjoyed this museum. It had something for a variety of interests. It covered local history but also geological history of the area. I learned so much of the historical culture of St. Remy and that information really gave me context for my stay...More

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Musee d, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des alpilles, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you for your visit and we really appreciate your comment. For our english visitors, we offer texts in english to understand the history of the museum, the town, the local artists. Best regards.

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Judy D
27 July 2018|
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Dear Judy, September 24th is a Monday ans the museum is closed on Monday, maybe you mean September 23th? From May 2d to September 30th, the museum is open on Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 6PM. We hope to see you in... More
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Judy D
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Dear Judy, The entry is accessible and you can visit the temporary exhibition on the lobby, the permanent exhibitions on second and third flloor, there is an elevator.
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