Musée Faure


Assembled by inter-war art collector Dr Jean Faure in his attractive former villa, the excellent Musée Faure is a must-see for fans of impressionism. And it's not all about Degas, Cézanne and Pissarro: the Faure's Rodin collection is perhaps only exceeded by the Rodin Museum in Paris.

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