Musée Grobet-Labadié

Housed in a 19th century mansion, the Musée Grobet-Labadié offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of a rich 19th century bourgeois family. The rooms, tastefully furnished, allow a real journey back in time. The collections offer a glimpse of the collections that were then present in the homes of wealthy families, with works from the early Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Eclectic collections

The museum is housed in a 19th century mansion, bequeathed to the City of Marseille by Marie Grobet, born Labadié. The collections presented to the public underline the artistic eclecticism of a rich merchant family, who loved to surround themselves with works of various periods, styles and forms.

The reception rooms and main floors are decorated with period furniture, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Paintings, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass windows and musical instruments are on display. The works on display focus on the 18th century, but visitors can also discover works from the Early Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the 19th century.

An encyclopedic look

The place seduces by its unique atmosphere, which refers to a certain 19th century aesthetic of which we are still the heirs today. The constitution of this collection is part of a nascent history of art, and adopts an encyclopedic approach, heir to the Lumières and great philosophers such as Diderot. The Musée Grobet-Labadié is the Marseille equivalent of the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, the Frick Collection in New York or the Wallace Collection.

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