Musée Calvet, Avignon

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A heavenly abode of art, archaeology and beauty, Musée Calvet is known for its vast and diverse collection of artwork and antiques. You will have a great time looking at beautifully carved sculptures, lively paintings, prehistoric remnants, artwork and splendid designs and crafts from all over the world. You will love the collection of rare Asian and Islamic arts. Egyptian art and culture has been well restored in this museum. Wonderful and rare drawings adorn the walls of the brilliantly lit chambers of Musée Calvet. The museum displays some temporary and some permanent collection of art, archaeological remains and other items of historical and cultural relevance. You must visit this place if you have an exploratory mind. Plan your Musée Calvet visit and explore what else you can see and do in Avignon using our Avignon trip itinerary maker .
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  • I went to see statues of Camille Claudel. I discovered a wonderful Museum filled with beautiful photogenic statues.
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  • several galleries were closed the day of our visit, including those of painters of the North and contemporaries, despite everything we liked walking in this beautiful mansion.
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  • This beautiful place offers a wide range of works of art, surprising by the variety, but also by quality, a collection worthy of the museums Egyptian, this place is worth a visit.
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  • Underwhelming art you've seen at any big mainstream museum showing euro/christian paintings from the last couple of centuries. Very little effort to translate into English.
  • A fine museum worth searching out if you enjoy Renaissance painting and especially the French Romantic period, works you won't see anywhere else. Many fine examples of marble sculpture from the 19th century. Plus a very well-displayed collection of Egyptian artfacts, including rare female sarcophagi.
  • This collection is housed in a lovely chateau. There are some renovations underway. The collection has some Dutch masters, as well as Provencal artists. There is an Egyptian collection on the upper floor. The audio guide provides a fair amount of detailed information about some of the works.
  • A rich Museum to discover: a recent Vernet Gallery upstairs, a very nice Department Egypt, remarkable paintings of the XX, and beautiful classical statues.
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  • Gorgeous Museum with court spectacular. During the Avignon festival of theater unforgettable live meetings with radio France Culture
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