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Musee du Petit Palais

Address: Place du Palais, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 44 58
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Albinyana, Spain
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

this visit is worth it just to see the building, if you enjoy traditional religious art this is the place for you, some wonderful examples are to be seen here, not to be recommended for modern art lovers..

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very high quality 14-15th c. art. It was also inexpensive with the Avignon Passion brochure discount.

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Glad I visited. Really enjoyed the palace and the artworks, although if religious paintings are not your style this is not the place for you. The architecture of the palace is worth a visit alone and it is a cool and inviting place to spend an hour or so on a hot afternoon and as it is next door to... More 

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Aberdeen
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253 reviews 253 reviews
14 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Maybe we have been spoiled by viewing some good retrospective exhibitions of twentieth century artists in which the evolution of their distinctive style was well explained, but we were disappointed by the little effort in this gallery to explain the evolution of European art during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the focus of its collections. As it was, we came... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum was a shock to me. If you are at all interested in the development of Western art, don't miss it. The first room has a collection of Romanesque capitals and medieval paintings which alone make the trip worthwhile. In addition, there is a collection of early Renaissance Italian painters who are lesser known but still wonderful. The exhibition... More 

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千葉県
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152 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum was very near from Palais des Papes. There were a lot of medieval religious arts displayed in the wide rooms. Though I am not Christian, I felt it was precious time to spend there.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

enthusiastic attendants to a stunning medieval collection - beautifully set out, with terrific captions - wonderful - must see!! give yourself time

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This museum is located on the main square next to the Palais De Papes. It contains many, many religious icons and artworks. The security guards are quite oppressive and you are watched constantly by camera. Some of the artworks are very beautiful and skilfully painted.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Best two hours I spent in Avignon. 6 euro entry fee (the lady on the desk suggested a half-price ticket for my student daughter without prompting) and worth every penny. Be careful though - it closes for lunch every day from 1.00 to 2.00 and was closed the first time we tried to see round on a Tuesday. Some really... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I expected my visit to be a short quick visit but the museum was a bit bigger than I expected. It has paintings from different schools of Italian art from the early medieval period upto the early Renaissance. It helps you trace the evolution of painting styles in Italy and makes you appreciate the Renaissance period paintings a lot more.... More 

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