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Musee du Petit Palais

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Address: Place du Palais, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 44 58
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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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Thorough Collection of Early Religious Art

This is a very thorough and complete collection of early religious art, nearly all Italian or locally made. The small statuary collection starts around 5th century, if I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Atlanta
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a very thorough and complete collection of early religious art, nearly all Italian or locally made. The small statuary collection starts around 5th century, if I remember right. I particularly liked the layout because the figures were encased in heavy plexiglass and placed at eye level, so you could really enjoy them. The only other museum I've been... More 

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nice realtively small museum- do it in tandem with the Palais de pape (palce of the Popes) after or before Place de Horlaodge where you can eat lunch/dinner

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Albinyana, Spain
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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