Museums and galleries - Languedoc Roussillon, South France
There really aren't that many good museums and galleries in Languedoc Roussillon, south of France, so we've included only three, the Musee Fabre in Montpellier, the Museum of Modern Art in Ceret, and the superb Dali Museum not far over the border in Spain.
Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Languedoc's only major art gallery. A relatively famous collection paintings, stretching from the 17th to the 20th century, but also housing a small photographic gallery and promoting twentieth century artists in a pavilion in the park opposite. Works by Delacroix, Dufy, Maillol and Rubens. Entrance €4.
Close to the border with Spain is Ceret, a small town about 30 minutes' drive from Perpignan, and the unlikely host of one of France's top modern art museums. The museum hosts some very well-known artists, including Miro, Chagal, Dali, Matisse, Picasso and Braque. Located right in the centre of town - you can't mis it. Open 10am-7pm in mid-summer, and till 6pm from Sept 16th-June 14th. CLOSED TUESDAYS. Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 27 76. Entrance €5.50.
Most museums just show art - the Dali Museum is a work of art itself. Designed by Dali himself, the building is as twisted and surreal as Dali's paintings and sculpture - with fabulously odd staircases, windows, alcoves and a maze of rooms housing some of his most famous works. One hour from Languedoc's southern border with Spain.