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Musee Calvet

Address: 65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 33 84
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Ranked #23 of 58 things to do in Avignon
Type: History museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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229 reviews 229 reviews
70 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Very Nice, but nothing spectacular if you like museums and are in Avignon for a few days worth doing especially in inclemnt weather. A half day at most (less for many)

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Annemasse, France
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There are some works by great artists here, no doubt. And also some remarkable works by local artist of the 19th century Joseph Vernet. Worth seeing if you are at all interested in art. If you have just a few hours in Avignon it is not a must, otherwise I feel you'd be wrong to miss it.

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Albinyana, Spain
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68 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

again, a beautiful building houses this collection which was originally set up by Napoleon.Some of the rooms are ornately decorated . Interesting Egyptian collection Lovely tearoom in inner courtyard

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Cypress, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I stumbled upon this museum on a rainy day and was quite surprised by the quality and the variety of a Art. This former palace was a joy itself to step back in time and visualize what it must of been like. Each of the rooms has a period of Dutch, French and Italian artist from different periods. Some of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This collection of art and sculpture is not to be missed when visiting Avignon. Many works by Joseph Vernet (a painter from Avignon) who I was not that familiar with before coming here. Beautiful art. There is also a display of wrought-iron pieces that are amazing to see and the marble sculptures are not to be missed. Lots to see... More 

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Armonk, New York
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33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Former private home. Went when groups of children and teens were there, not best to see art. Quite a collection of statues and mainly religious themed art. Lovely old building but they don't know how best to display art because of glare from windows and poorly placed lights.

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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

In the samm museum, different variety of arts were packed! I like it very much. I was impressed in Egyptian art on the first floor and a lot of paintings on the second floor.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

stunning collection of 18th and 19th century paintings and sculpture, beautifully laid out and pleasant attendants - simple garden but the palais was gorgeous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is much to enjoy in this unusual collection of painting egyptology and much more in the luminous setting of a courtyard house. The Breughels are particularly good.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A museum full of interesting stonework. Unlike Narbonne when the light show is the main attraction here you can see detail as well as some archeological artefacts.

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