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Musee Paul Valery, Sete

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Musee Paul Valery, which overlooks the sea and the Mediterranean Cemetery, displays this 4,000 works, including more than 700 paintings and more than 1,000 drawings. A variety of styles and periods are represented. The museum hosts a range of events, including lectures, poetry, music, and theater. The onsite cafeteria features sweeping views of the sea. Use our Sete tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Musee Paul Valery and other attractions in Sete.
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  • Very well located on the Mont Saint Clair, near the cemetery where marine based Paul Valéry since 1945, this museum dedicated to him is worth a visit. There are pictures of local painters and artists who painted the magnificent site of Sète. Some paintings of Robert Combas, Hervé of Rosa, Topolino and René François Grégogna aroused our interest. Paul Valéry stopovers are interesting. His famous poem "the marine cemetery" scrolling on the screen and told by an excellent Narrator moved us.
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  • There was not a lot of time; but the Museum has caught us. We have discovered beautiful works, other artists, the concept of "poor book"... To the fnal, we are much longer than expected.
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  • To please my brother who discovered Paul Valéry during these holidays, we went on his grave. We had no expectations, but it was a really good idea to take the time to go through this museum. In addition to the wide space on the first floor dedicated to the writer, we had the pleasure to discover works of many artists that were previously unknown to us: Emile Pichot, Joseph Noël Sylvestre, Jean-Paul Raphaël Sinibaldi, Pierre Cabanel, Hervé Di Rosa, André Cervera, Vilar, group, Robert Combas, François Desnoyer Jean Christophe... The works of Daniel Leuwers caligraphiques - on the texts of Paul Valéry - really caught our attention. The room equipped with sofas, where is read her poem in 1920, was much appreciated.
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  • Surprisingly under-attended during the height or tourist season. Selfishly, this made viewing their wonderful show of Max Ernst a pure pleasure. Their cafe is in a lovely setting for an enjoyable refreshment afterwards.
  • Good musée
  • Always beautifully curated. Stand out paintings that are Lovely to behold.
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  • Physically, it's a beautiful Museum, built a few steps from the grave of Paul Valéry, who gave him his name. It is coupled with a good restaurant 🍴, where you can lunch in a pleasant way, before 🔛 after the visit, or independently of the above. When the content of the Museum... I would say this hotel is worth a lot more exhibitions temporary that it welcomes, often remarkable, by parts (paintings, sculptures etc...) It exposes all the time. Indeed I found for myself that these are rather disappointing... But this is just my opinion.
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