Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny

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4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Explore the sculpture garden and the underground automobile exhibition at Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Opened in 1978 by Leonard Gianadda to honor his younger brother Pierre, who was killed in a plane crash in 1976, the museum has permanent exhibits on Chagall, plus Gallo Roman pottery and art. In addition, it regularly features temporary exhibits from museums and private collections around the world. Plenty of parking is available near the facilities, and the foundation boasts a tea garden serving refreshments. Put Fondation Pierre Gianadda on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Martigny tourist route planner.
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  • The Gianadda Foundation in Martigny in Switzerland is the ideal (not too big, not too small) to contemplate the works of the very great painters. Every year, we attend this Foundation to contemporary architecture also nice inside and outside. We have already seen in wonderful exhibitions still in our memory with prestigious painters such as MANET, MONET, GAUGUIN, VAN GOGH, etc... This year, the exhibition of PICASSO's all simply remarkable mainly dedicated to his last wife Jacqueline. We had a lot of fun to enjoy each of her paintings. We choose still a day of week to be much quieter to admire the paintings of the artists. Indeed, the weekend is much less favourable to properly visit the exhibitions because of strong attendance. We have always bought at the shop of the Foundation a souvenir of each painter (lithography, book, sculpture). It is advised not to eat the Foundation because of the limited choice and excessive prices. There are enough restaurants in Martigny to eat properly through TripAdvisor. Don't forget to visit, at the same time at the same place, the exhibition of old cars which are in remarkable condition, really worth the detour! A noted the good reception of the staff. We look forward to the next show, the next year, from June 16 to November 19, 2017, which will be dedicated to CEZANNE. A big thanks to Mr. Pierre GIANADDA to have created this Foundation
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  • I found this remarkable exhibition, all about Jacqueline she gave me a real emotion, and yet I have seen many exhibitions of Picasso in France, Monaco, Spain Usa... A lot of little-known works and also the pleasure to discover that Picasso was an artist, already a wonderful cartoonist (the portrait of Jacqueline charcoal if I'm not mistaken, and then declined with multiple facets.) I find the expos of the excellent foundation and I look forward to that of Cézanne next year. I like strolling in the gardens in the middle of all these modern sculptures. In addition this Foundation is great without being excessive. and the collection of old cars very nice Mr. Gianadda give us yet of many beautiful expos...
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  • What a wonderful place away from a big city. The Picasso Exhibition, a tribute to his late work, is a must see event. The exhibition is a tribute to Jacqueline Picasso, but don't miss the ceramic work...  read more »
  • Always interesting exhibitions, well presented and displayed. The only regret is that for an well-known international foundation, in these days, you would expect to see captions and information in English as well besides French only - not even German nor Italian, the other Swiss national languages.
  • Always great exhibitions. The last time I visited in Dec 2015 I was amazed by Zao Wou-ki
  • Eccentric piece of architecture.
  • Great Exhibition of Modigliani September 2013. Fantastic Collection of old cars. Great sculpture in the Garden. Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Nice Cafe Restaurant but selection of food better in the season. July to 7th September. Main Exhibitions change every 6 months
  • Great little museum. Had an amazing Monet exhibition Summer 2011 and the permanent collection of vintage cars is remarkable. Parking next door is easy and free, but eat before you go - the museum has only a small theatre-style bar with snacks. There is a cafe outside but obviously that's dependent on the weather!