A leading art museum
The Fabre Museum (Musée Fabre) is the leading art museum in the French city of Montpellier. The museum was founded by François-Xavier Fabre, a local painter, in 1825, and was opened to the public three years later, in 1828. It is currently undergoing a major refurbishment involving a cost of 61.2 million euros. It is one of the highlights of Montpellier, close to the Place de la Comédie in the historical center. An annex to the museum, the "Pavillon du musée Fabre" ("Fabre Museum Pavilion") is open in a pavilion at the Esplanade.