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Musee du Petit Palais

Place du Palais, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 86 44 58
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Place du Palais, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 86 44 58
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This museum houses the art of the period in which the popes lived in Avignon. Think of it as the art work that you would see in the popes' palace if the palace were furnished. Be prepared--if you don't respond to this type of art,...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Great collection of religious art/icons. Well worth a visit to round off the whole experience of Palais des Papes.

Thank ob1kob
Reviewed 11 June 2016

It is fascinating to read other contributor's reviews of this museum since expectations should be based on some elementary research before your visit. This museum is one of those specialist "marmite" establishments which will either appeal to you or it won't. If you have no...More

Thank leonard m
Reviewed 11 June 2016

For most of my visit t felt like I was the only person there, which is not bad at all, except that the museum security focus all their attention on you, I really would not steal your paintings! It houses a big collection of religious...More

Thank Adri4608
Reviewed 30 May 2016

As others have said, medieval and Renaissance religious art - so if you're not into that, don't bother. But, the rooms were well laid out with a good amount of information translated into a number of languages on cards. The route was clearly marked around...More

Thank lizefitz
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Unless you are a fan of religious art, this museum isn't really for you. Having said that, it contains a great collection of 13-15th century art, including a Botticelli. Mostly Madonna and child, crucifixion and other religious themes. The collection starts with a small collection...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is a wonderful collection of medieval religious art, from the 12th century through to early sixteenth century. It is spaciously set out in a medieval palace and the sequence of the visit is clearly laid out. Two negatives - the lighting sometimes impacted on...More

Thank saracengill
Reviewed 13 May 2016

A nice collection of renaissance paintings. A good visit for rainy days or days of the Mistral. Admission is not expensive.

Thank 9MariaB9
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Just an amazing collection of pre-16th century Italian, mainly eclesiastical art. However, one definitely feels saturated with iconography by the time you have been around it. Look out for the Botticelli!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a must for the art aficionados or historian. A very dense collection of mostly Italian art with religious themes, I guess the Popes didn't have room in their carts to take the art back to Rome when they left Avignon. The galleries were...More

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