Musée Calvet, Avignon
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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. Use our Avignon travel itinerary planner to visit Musée Calvet on your trip to Avignon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Good place to visit on a Monday - it's open! - but you will have to listen to the loud conversation of the staff as you tour the museum. The lighting is rather weird - some paintings can't be clearly ... read more »
I was surprised and delighted by the breadth and depth of the collections here. Post impressionists including works by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, a number of impressionists, halls of medieval and ren... read more »
C'est un magnifique musée, à ne pas manquer si vous aimez l'art et les visites. Malgré sa petite taille, il est doté d'une collection magnifique et recèle des trésors de diverses époques. La collectio... read more »It's a beautiful Museum, not to be missed if you like art and visits. Despite its small size, it has a beautiful collection and contains treasures from various periods. The Flemish painters collection is sublime.show original
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.
Didier LAURENTbeautiful buildings, nice collection. Caution the strollers are not accepted and the staff is very unpleasant.show original
Dobby dobGreat eclectic Museum brews the centuries with taste. J ' had the chance to meet the curator (Finally I imagine!) gave me a great lesson impromtue on three array of Vernet. " It was awesome. This museum is really worth the detour if the trip. Otherwise a little dark winter...show original
Aurélien MarrasBeautiful things to seeshow original
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