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Address: 65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 33 84
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The building alone is worth the visit

This little museum is not untypical of the small museums which emerged from private collections in that it has no single central focus, but is rather eclectic, reflecting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This little museum is not untypical of the small museums which emerged from private collections in that it has no single central focus, but is rather eclectic, reflecting the collecting habits of the former owner. To the visitor that can either be part of the charm, or, simply frustrating. The Calvet has a bit if this and a bit of... More 

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Amiens, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The museum is well laid out with some individually superb pieces (and a good deal of less exciting stuff). Quiet, uncrowded, with some art that stopped me in my tracks. Definitely worth visiting for any art lover.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had planned to spend a day going to the less well known, non- Papel sites and tried this small museum. It was a splendid surprise. The building is just gorgeous, a very large private villa through wrought iron gates off a street. From the entry, quiet and very friendly, it felt as if you were in a place where... More 

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Bilambil Heights
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum is housed in a beautiful building. Many treasures inside, even mummified cats. !! Lots of very lovely art, especially by Joseph Vernet.. my favourite being the one depicting a most reluctant donkey ... I knew just how he felt about the Mistral. !! Inexpensive, peaceful and full of interesting pieces... so well worth a visit.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This museum had a mixture of paintings, sculptures, and Egyptian artifacts. The largest collection was of paintings of the 4th thru 18th century, including a few impressionists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

we ran out of things to do and stumbled across this museum on a public holiday - amazing collection of european and Egyptian art and relics that you can see up close. We didn't get the audio guide but wished we did.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

After reading Michael Connelly books for years - I have seen one of the aboves painting in person (for those that read Michael Connelly you will know what books I am referring to.). For that alone it was worth the few euro due to 'second' visit on Avignon Passion - but some wonderful works of art. Lots of rooms seemed... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We honestly just stumbled on this place while we were wandering around. Entrance fee was cheap, so we went in. There's tons of great old artwork (of course). There was a whole exhibit on Dutch painters when we were there, which was fascinating. Also, there was a huge ancient egypt exhibit. That was cool too. My understanding is that the... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The collection of Egyptology was notable for that - being an early 19th century collection largely augmented into its current form by 1850. Probably no great paintings, but some very interesting ones

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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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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Additional Information about Musee Calvet

Address: Address: 65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 33 84
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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