The Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran houses the Musée Fabre decorative arts department. Bequeathed by Madame Frédéric Sabatier d'Espeyran in 1967, it is a unique testimony of bourgeois society in Montpellier in the second half of the nineteenth century. The structure of the building and the first floor decoration that still remains show the everyday habits of a family of notables.
The period rooms on the first floor bring to life Count Despous de Paul's reception rooms, setting up a close link with the works displayed and a period, restoring the authenticity of the mansion.
The presentation and arrangement of the furniture and objets d'art on the second floor form sets of furniture with coherent styles and chronology running from the Regency to the beginning of the nineteenth century.
On the ground floor, the Musée Fabre's collection of ceramics and silverware formed by donations, bequests, loans or purchases today totals nearly 500 items. Recent acquisitions of Languedoc faience and silverware make the collection a reference in southern French art and design.