MUSÉE GRANET - Self visit JEAN DARET exhibition + Planque collection

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FROM JUNE 15TH TO SEPTEMBER 29TH - OPEN FROM 10:00 am to 6:00pm from tuesday to sunday .

Jean Daret painted for the most prestigious patrons of his time, including King Louis XIV and the Governor of Provence. Still, his name only became more widely known in 1978 when his work was included in an exhibition of Provençal paintings in Marseille. 

The public will also be able to admire his works outside the museum, in the churches of towns and villages across three départements of Provence. 
The show will be organised into eight themed sections, presented in chronological order, exploring each stage in the artist’s career, from his early masterpieces in “Daret: Caravaggesque painter” to his elegant and opulent genre scenes and his devotional and decorative works in the “Art Collecting" and “Decoration" sections. The exhibition will also examine the central place occupied by his religious paintings, celebrated for their sobriety and pathos, gentleness, and expressiveness, before concluding with his second stay in Paris and his final years
This will be the first exhibition devoted to Jean Daret's work and, more generally, to Provençal Baroque paintingin many years. It will provide an opportunity to appreciate this oeuvre's significance and highlight recent discoveries in the field. 
It will help restore Jean Daret to his rightful place in the history of 17th-century French painting and highlight the rich heritage of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding region.

This entrance is also available the same day to the annex Site Granet XXe Collection Jean Planque,  located Place Jean Boyer (on the top of Marechal Joffre street).

Audioguide is available directly at the musem (english, german, spanish, japonese, italian), with extra.

Nearly 600 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces are on display: paintings from the 17th century French school, a room devoted to Paul Cézanne with 9 oil paintings, the Cézanne to Giacometti Collection (works by Giacometti, Picasso, Léger, Klee, de Staël, Tal Coat, Velde...) as well as collections from the European schools (Flemish, Italian, Dutch) with  ubens, Rembrandt... a sculpture gallery, and an Entremont room (Celto-Ligurian sculptures from the Entremont archaeological site)... 
The Granet Museum's modern art collection was significantly enlarged in 2010 with the 15-year loan, by the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation, of the collection of Swiss painter and collector Jean Planque, who died in 1998. 
The collection comprises some 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the impressionists and post-impressionists Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and Redon to the leading artists of the 20th century such as Bonnard, Rouault, Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Laurens, Léger, Klee, Bissière, de Staël and Dubuffet.


  • Open from tuesday to sundays, 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Duration : around 1h
  • Ticket includes the current exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the Annex Granet XXe- Planque collection  located Place Jean Boyer (on the top of Marechal Joffre street).

Pets are forbidden.


  • Adult : 9€
  • Disabled people and their carer: 7€
  • Free for City Pass Aix en Provence owner
  • ​Free for  child under 18s, student under 26s.


  • Access for disabled people
    Access for disabled people
  • Toilets
  • Audioguide available
    Audioguide available
  • No pets allowed
    No pets allowed
  • Tested by our advisory team
    Tested by our advisory team
  • Duration :
    • 2h
  • Time of day :
    • in the afternoon
    • in the morning
  • Means of transport :
    • walking
  • Type of activity :
    • Exhibition
    • Museum
    • Self-guided visit
  • Audioguide - language(s) available :
    • German
    • Spanish
    • French
    • English
    • Italian
    • Japonese
  • Other information :
    • Tested by our travel advisors
    • No pets allowed
  • On site :
    • Audioguide available
    • Toilets
    • Souvenir shop
  • Access :
    • apointment directly with the service provider


Place St Jean de Malte
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52553
Longitude : 5.45266