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Review of Musee Calvet

Musee Calvet
Ranked #18 of 93 things to do in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

A beautiful house with a staggering collection of painting, we will certainly go back on our next visit

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

This collection is housed in a lovely chateau. There are some renovations underway. The collection has some Dutch masters, as well as Provencal artists. There is an Egyptian collection on the upper floor. The audio guide provides a fair amount of detailed information about some of the works.

1  Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Quirky and surprising collection in beautiful building. Everything from Calvet's collection of Egyptian antiquities to some interesting 20th century work from Provencal artists, taking in a collection of North European works and a tribute to local boy, Claude-Joseph Vernet (bit sub-Claude). If you're visiting Fontaine de Vaucluse, look out for Bidauid's picture of Francois I's visit.

1  Thank nicall
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

The major part of the Calvert museum collection is housed in a most wonderful 18th century building, which is not to be missed. (It has a lovely courtyard which is used for the theatre festival in the summer.) The collection lacks cohesion, as it is the result of several highly significant donations to the city of Avignon and reflects the passions of the donor-collectors. However, it certainly surprises on the up-side, with brilliant marble sculptures and an amazing ancient Egyptian collection. The second level is currently closed, so it may be even more impressive once this area is re-opened to the public.

See the useful website at www.musee-calvert-avignon.com.

7  Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

This museum can be visited in only two modes. The full fine art visit for minimum of 3 to 4 hours or the tourist version in 1 to 1-1/2 hours. We fell into the latter mode because we lost interest as we went through both floors of the museum. In retrospect, we should have spent more time in the upstairs galleries with the Modern Art and Provencal artists, particularly Vernet and Parrocel. The sculptures on the first floor were interesting but not a reason to go.

Not high on my places to visit in Avignon.

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