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Musee du Petit Palais

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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Such a gem! It is the ancient Palais of the Archbishops. Here is an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as from Italy from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 15th century. This museum is amond the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ozilhan
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Beautiful and preserved; a great place to let your imagination run wild while eating a cup full of gelato. The park at the top of the hill is stupendous and a surprise. A 360 degree view of greater Avignon and fabulous glimpses of the walled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 831travelgirl
Reviewed 17 September 2018

An interesting building of one of the archbishops which now houses a collection of medieval religious art, including from the atelier (workshop) of Botticelli. Well laid out and presented and if your are interested in religious, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lgmsomerset
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Petit Palais was the original home of the pope during thei initial stay in Avignon. Since the Papal Palace was been built and also expanded, the Petit Palais was converted into a museum of medieval art. Paintings by Botticelli are on display here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maryannk877
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Really an art gallery: corridors of the usual Madonnas on gold leaf, then you'd stumble on an astonishing stab at early perspective, or a handful of sumptuous Botticellis, and other occasional diamonds of progressive thought among the worthy monotony.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard O
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I've rated this a 3 but the rating really does depend on what you like. If you love religious art then I would rate it 5, if you hate religious art I would rate it 1 and say don't go!!! The building is lovely and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Given the period in which this art originates one can understand that there is a common thread running through it all. If you can appreciate the various interpretations and styles of the same thing being told over and over again then you can enjoy this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Only a stone's throw from the Palais des Papes, this houses a collection of mainly mediaeval paintings and sculptures from the surrounding area in a historic building. It's quiet - no Chinese portfolio freaks here! - and, best of all, there's a bijou tea room...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank doublehlondon
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Across the square, a few minutes from the Palais des Papes, is a gem of a museum with a beautiful tea garden. Alongside the many religious paintings there are frescoes from a house in Sorgue over 600 years old and some remaining wall painting from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This 14th century building located near the Palais des Papes houses a collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as from Italy. Primarily religious art including a lovely Mother and child by Taddeo Gaddi and a circular wooden panel of the Virgin...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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