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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. 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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  • Not sure if it was just us who didn't get one - the receptionist was a little abrupt and had it not been for the security guard the only friendly faces were in the artwork. We weren't given any guide,...  more »
  • This collection of art would have been 6 euros per person but luckily we had the Avignon Pass which made it half price. There was little to no information about the art and any that was there was only...  more »
  • There are several works by e.g Soutine here which are well worth seeing. There's a reduction for seniors. We didn't have long enough as though we were told we had till closure at 4.00 pm, staff were d...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful collections of works of art. I particularly like the collections devoted to the ancient Egypt and modern art with some works of Chaim Soutine. A rare kindness staff.
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  • Painting, sculpture, Egyptian collection. Restored town house interiors. Closed on Tuesday. Ticket gives free access in the Lapidary Museum. Include in the compulsory program.
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  • A great Museum! A must visit on Avignon. The restoration of the place made it really great
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