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Faure Museum, Aix-les-Bains

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
The Faure Museum is an art museum situated at Aix-les-Bains in France in the department of Savoie. It is a museum of France, according to the law n°2002-5 of January 4, 2002. It was founded in 1949 and comprised initially artworks from the private collection of Doctor Jean Faure (1862–1942), bequeathed to the city. The Faure Museum possesses the second collection in France of works by Rodin and the second collection of impressionist paintings of France.InfrastructuresBuildingThe Faure Museum is installed in a villa of Italian style, The Villa des Chimères . It was constructed in 1902. This building is of Genoese style from the 19th century. It possesses an entry surround by two columns. Its facade is decorated by a painted border representing stylized pipe dreams. The museum is open to the public, and wheelchair-accessible throughout.GardenThe museum proposes a freely accessible garden to the public. There are several artworks in the garden among which a statue of Alfred Boucher and a statue of Mars Vallett, Enfants sous la neige (Children under the snow).CollectionsThe Faure Museum shelters the collections constituted by Doctor Faure, between the two world wars, composed of impressionist paintings and sculptures, gathered along with his Parisian frequentations and particularly with the Parisian art dealer André Shoeller.SculptureThe Faure Museum possesses the second collection in France of works of Rodin (33 sculptures and studies)
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  • Small museum, but nevertheless very interesting. Beautiful sculptures by Rodin, a beautiful exhibition of paintings (there the very nice surprise to find Cézanne, Boudin, Heroised, etc) and then the rebuilding of the House of Lamartine, which, if it is not authentic, is nevertheless of interest: documents of the time, from the writings of the hand of Lamartine, and, as a bonus, a real picture of him! a rarity!
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  • Well worth the time. Numerous smaller Rodin sculptures, an interesting collection of impressionists, and a very good exhibit of watercolors. The museum deserves a well spent hour. 
  • Very beautiful paintings and Rodin sculptures. Very nice villa that houses the Museum is worth to be seen
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  • This is an excellent museum. I was so surprised to see works by such famous artists in this small town. On reflection I should not have been so surprised, the town of Aix-les-Bains is a work of art itself. The museum is just the right size if you are visiting with young children, they get to see everything and don't have time to get bored. The artworks themselves are very well displayed and illuminated. From the outside the museum looks quite small but on the inside there is a lot packed in without seeming cluttered or resticting the view. The tear drop shaped sculpture in the garden is lovely. You have to go there to appreciate it, pictures of it are no good. Don't go to Paris and the big museums just to see the back of someone's head. Come to Aix-les-Bains and get up close to some paint on canvas that was put there by famous people a while back. If you are in the area and you like wine, go a few Km north to 73310 Ruffieux and try the rosé.
  • Museum in poor condition. Also although the «villa» works in themselves, which are in a State of well poor conservation.  The Museum staff is friendly, welcoming nor even competent.  I do not recommend this Museum, you will lose your time and your money. 
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  • Beautiful Museum of province.
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