The Fabre Museum or Musée Fabre is a museum in the city of Montpellier. It is located near the city center and is one of the tourist attractions in Montpellier so it was given the title as a Musée de France or main state museums. The museum contains paintings from way back to the 15th century, the oldest one in this museum, and the newest ones from the 20th century. You can also find unique sculptures inside the Fabre Museum. It is a place where you can take a look at the history of the place so make sure you add Fabre Museum to your visit.
Knowing the history in the Fabre Museum
1. Notre-Dame des Tables de Montpellier
Notre-Dame des Tables de Montpellier was originally a church in Montpellier but it was destroyed in the French wars of religion so only its crypt was left. In the crypt, you can come to the exhibiton about the history of Montpellier to learn more about the history and beauty of the city of Montpellier.
2. Chapel of the White Penitents
Chapel of the White Penitents is a chapel which is owned by the Brotherhood of White Penitents. It is one of the sacred churches in the city of Montpellier. It is located in the area of Fabre Museum so you can just walk around the area and stop by the Chapel of the White Penitents. It is not as big as the others but is also one of the most interesting places to visit in Montpellier with its beautiful interior.
3. La Panacee
La Panacee is a free contemporary art museum you can visit while you are around the Fabre Museum area. It contains many interesting exhibits and contemporary art that can be seen. You can also eat in the restaurant in La Panacee as it also provides a restaurant for you to take a quick bite or even relax and have your afternoon tea in the restaurant which has a courtyard for you to escape from the bustling city.
How to Get Tickets?
The individual ticket rates may vary from EUR4 to EUR10 depending on your places of visit and time of visit. You can buy the tickets in the ticket office of Fabre Museum.
How To Get Around?
You can get around the museum and the area by walking on foot as every place can be covered by walking and it is located closely so it won't take you a long time to walk.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code required to the museum, but you need to dress politely in the museum but don't forget to be comfortable too, so wear something comfortable for you.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit the museum will be in the morning when the museum first opens as there will be fewer persons then at noon or in the evening since most people will be coming to the museum by then.
Will I Need a Guide?
You can choose to join a tour or walk around the museum by yourself. The museum provides both guided tours and audio tours. Audio tours are available only in French and English and will cost you EUR3. The guided tour prices may vary per visit so it is best that you ask the staff there when you come.
How To Get There?
You can go to Fabre Museum by train, bus, tram, car, or taxi. If you choose the train or bus, you need to stop at Montpellier Saint Roch station and walk to the museum for around 10 minutes. If you use the tram, you need to stop at the Arrêt Comédie stop and walk for another 5 minutes to the museum.
The museum opens at 10am and closes at 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Monday so make sure you don't go to the Fabre Museum on Mondays. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closing time so you have to come earlier before the ticket office closes.