Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Musee du Petit Palais opened its doors in 1976 to showcase Renaissance-era paintings from Italy and the Avignon school of art. Examine artworks by Vittore Carpaccio, Carlo Crivelli, Benozzo Gozzoli, Raffaellino del Garbo, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo del Sellaio, Francesco Botticini, Enguerrand Quarton, and Josse Lieferinxe. The huge, majestic building is worth a look just for its architecture. With our online itinerary creator, Avignon attractions like Musee du Petit Palais can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • An excellent exhibition of Italian (Siennese, Luccan, Pistoian, Florentine) gothic and early renaissance paintings along with a few outstanding medieval sculptures. Beautiful old ceilings in a few... 
    An excellent exhibition of Italian (Siennese, Luccan, Pistoian, Florentine) gothic and early renaissance paintings along with a few outstanding medieval sculptures. Beautiful old ceilings in a few...  more »
  • We went to the petit museum expecting to spend a couple of hours. As it turned out we spent about 15 minutes, as there were two rooms open with a very few paintings to show. It was a big... 
    We went to the petit museum expecting to spend a couple of hours. As it turned out we spent about 15 minutes, as there were two rooms open with a very few paintings to show. It was a big...  more »
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  • Opening hours do not match the signs at the front OR the city map. When I visited, Tourist Information said the daily lunch break was from 1-2 (as per the city map). When I arrived, the museum advertised they were open non-stop until 7. However, by “open” they don’t mean you can see anything, as the galleries are closed for a staff lunch from 12-1. People visiting Avignon have limited time and should be able to plan their visits based on accurate information. Again, I visited at 12:15 and could not see any of the art. Waste of time.
  • Opened in 1976, this FREE (yes apparently it’s free) wonderful museum that is located in the main square (at the side of the Palais des Papes) has fantastic collection of Renaissance paintings of Avignon. It’s a very easy and relaxing place so do take your time and just enjoy.

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