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Musee Calvet

65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon, France
04 90 86 33 84
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Ranked #17 of 35 Attractions in Avignon
Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is an odd, eclectic collection of items. Obviously the Private collector had much more money than art sense, and purchased a wide range of items on a whim. The fun, I suppose, comes in the search. Some of the statues are outstanding for the time period. The Egyptian collection, while extensive, is amusingly low quality as if someone bought... More

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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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37 reviews 37 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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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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