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Musee Calvet

65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon, France
04 90 86 33 84
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Avignon
Type: History Museums
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great place to spend a couple of hours with a wonderfully eclectic mix of paintings and sculpture from a private collection housed in a beautiful mansion (check out the plasterwork on the ceilings). The museum itself is big but not overwhelming. The collections take in the middle ages through to 1950's and feature the likes of Bruegel, Sisley, Manet,... More

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Tyne and Wear
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We arrived just after 5 and they tried to persuade us not to go in as you "need at least 45 minutes to see things properly" and we would be asked to leave at 5.50 (closes at 6) - as we were only in Avignon for the day we persisted and said we would come in. The staff were obviously... More

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London
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On one of the hotest days of the year this was the coolest and emptiest place in town. A stunning collection that felt like a private view as there was so few people in the place.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum was a welcome alternative from the medieval attractions of Avignon. Walk to and from Place de l'Horloge is charming.

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Montesson, France
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154 reviews 154 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It rained on our last morning in Avignon so we needed somewhere dry to visit. The museum has an interesting range of sculptures and paintings (including some of Avignon) that kept us amused for an hour and a half. They also had some of the most comfortable chairs I have ever come across in an art gallery. It's about 6... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very well-presented museum with good range of paintings and sculpture. Some interesting soutines and many excellent Vernets.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We really did not know what to expect when we visited this museum but were captivated by the diversity of Art, from oils to sculpture to mummified cats. Many architectural relics, artifacts, rooms and rooms and rooms of art works and some oddities thrown in. A real treat and quite unexpected.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited Avignon on a Monday when many attractions are closed so decided on a visit to Musee Calvet as it was open. We loved it especially the Northern Masters room. The audioguide (included in the entrance fee) gave us new insights into the paintings and the history of the times. Spent a lot longer than we intended in this... More

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Gweek Cornwall
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

many paintigs mostly provincal, together with a large collection of Egyptian artifacts.Air conditioned, so ideal for an afternoon visit when it gets quite hot

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Avignon, France
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It is always a pleasure to come across an elegant museum in a small town. The Calvet has an interesting collection of art and furniture. Displays were well organized and staff was able to answer questions.

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