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Musee Calvet

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Address: 65 rue Joseph Vernet, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 86 33 84
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A surprise in Avignon

We spent an hour here before we were removed for lunch. But it was probably enough time. If you like art and museums this is worth a visit. A very good collection considering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Frank_Viv
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Sydney, Australia
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, some really good art work, there was a display of Ancient Egyptian artefact that we enjoyed very much. A beautiful building, very elegant and well looked after. Pleasant staff and plenty of them.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I saw of the museum was good but I visited close to noon knowing that the museum website stated that it closed at 1pm but having time to kill before a train trip to Orange. After paying the entrance price we were informed that the museum would actually be closing at 12:30 (staff appeared to want an early lunch)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We spent an hour here before we were removed for lunch. But it was probably enough time. If you like art and museums this is worth a visit. A very good collection considering one guy put it together. And the building has been reasonably well preserved as well although it not that old on the european scale of things

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Some of the things you see here change depending on when you visit, other things are permanently located within the walls. There is printed materials to explain some of the things, others for purchase, I went on a day that a local school was visiting and learned a great deal from listening to their guide as well as from the... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Some excellent works - there is bound to be something to appeal to everyone. Painting from many eras, Egyptian pieces, sculptures and other objet d'art. A very pleasant place to spend an hour or two. The building itself is lovely.

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Thank CactusRose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Definitely worth a look and better value we felt than Musee Angledon which was a smaller collection. Check out the fantastic Bruegels. Brilliant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The gallery is a converted palace. The 6 euro entry fee seemed expensive to me; the Pont D'Avignon was 5 euros so maybe that the is tourist sweet-spot for entry fees. We didn't have time to see the Egyptian collection which folks said was worth the price of admission alone.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The museum is in a pretty XVIII palace that really makes the experience appealing. The entrance fee is 6 euros (only 3 euros if you have the museum pass that you get free if you visit one of the other museums in Avignon). Most of the work in the museum will be of only mild interest to most visitors. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

One of part uses a wheelchair but can walk up and down stairs and short distances. The staff at the museum were very careful to explain the limitations of the gallery, no elevator, and offered to bring the chair upstairs, empty, as long we could climb . Smiles at every turn. Thanks for the hospitality.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This museum is housed in a magnificent 18th century house which was unfortunately closed at the time that we visited. Even from the outside it looks to be an impressive place.

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