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“Very good experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Collection Lambert

Collection Lambert
Ranked #24 of 88 things to do in Avignon
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“Very good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

|My wife & I enjoyed several hours of looking around this eclectic ensemble of treasures & artefacts, well worth finding !

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful setting for art.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

When we were there, the entire museum was devoted to "Les Papesses" - the other part of that exhibit being at the Papal Palace. While we could not see the Lambert Collection, we could see that the building was a wonderful venue with large, well-lit rooms.

Visited September 2013
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“Interesting exhibition only slightly spoilt by petulant service at museum cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

This was about the fourth time we have visited this museum. The current exhibition Les Papesses is interesting if not the strongest we seen at this museum. A brave attempt to tie the very disparate artists by the curators pays off but feels a little stretched at times. The exhibition is spread across two sites: the collection in rue Violette and also the Palais de Papes with a single ticket covering both locations. We would recommend visiting the part in the Palais de Papes first then walking down to rue Violette. Collection Lambert is always worth a visit. Now for a slight negative. When we arrived at the Collection about midday we decided to have a light snack in the courtyard cafe/restaurant, what we wanted was a drink and something like a pastry or cake or something. When we were seated only about a fifth of the tables were occupied. As the menu was only available on a blackboard that was not immediately brought to our table we had no idea at the point we ordered our drinks that they seemed to be aiming for a full lunch service. Anyway, once the waiter came over to take our order we asked, very politely, to just have deserts. From his expression it was as though we had made a very distasteful remark about a close relative. For a moment we thought he was going to refuse our order altogether! Anyway, he very reluctantly took our order but his service became very petulant after that. The deserts were lovely. So the three drinks and three deserts cost about 30 euros and we were there for about half an hour. Whilst we were there some of the empty tables filled up but a number of tables for 2 or 3 remained empty so, if anything, it was better for them that we were spending our money there than not. Despite this we left a tip for one of the waitresses who treated us rather better than the waiter. Enjoy the non-conformity of the art in the museum but be warned that even slight non-conformity in the cafe/restaurant may cause petulance!

Visited August 2013
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“Exquisite building with excellently curated art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Collection Lambert was the highlight of our trip to Avignon. At the moment it is hosting a joint exhibition with the Palais des Papes called 'Les Papesses'. It is the most wonderfully, carefully curated exhibition looking at the sculpture of Camille Claudel alongside radical new works by Jana Sterbak, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Kiki Smith and an excellent selection of works by Louise Bourgeois. It is quite something to see this feminist riposte to the city of Popes as it were.

Some of the works are extremely moving and the positioning and hanging of the works is exemplary. Upstairs in the attic rooms you can find the documentation surrounding Claudel's incarceration in a psychiatric hospital - haunting, horrific and extremely thought provoking.

Tip: your tickets are only valid for one day so be sure to avoid paying twice and make time to visit both exhibition sites - at the Collection Lambert and at the Palais des Papes. I recommend going to the Palais des Papes first, then the more intimate Collection Lambert and if you time your trip carefully you could then have lunch in the brasserie in the courtyard of the Collection Lambert. 'Les Papesses' runs until November.

Visited July 2013
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