Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon

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Musee du Petit Palais opened its doors in 1976 to showcase Renaissance-era paintings from Italy and the Avignon school of art. Examine artworks by Vittore Carpaccio, Carlo Crivelli, Benozzo Gozzoli, Raffaellino del Garbo, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo del Sellaio, Francesco Botticini, Enguerrand Quarton, and Josse Lieferinxe. The huge, majestic building is worth a look just for its architecture. Using our online itinerary creator, Avignon attractions like Musee du Petit Palais can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As its name says is small, but very beautiful, with many paintings and sculptures. Very quiet, as people rush to see the Palace of the Popes and middle who forget this site.
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  • The building is very interesting with great views of the river (it used to be a bishops palace) if necessary have an audio guide if you don't read French.  more »
  • The current museum building about 200 meters from the Palace of the Popes away comes from the 14th century and was the seat of the Archbishop of Avignon and is known as the "Small Palace" to differentiate to the Palace of the Popes. The Museum contains an extensive collection of paintings. Some of them come from the Louvre in Paris. Worth a visit for art lovers.
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  • We were stunned by this place. I have never spent 3 hours in a museum before but you couldn't drag us away! The religious art of the high Middle Ages and the Renaissance blew us away, worth the entrance price ten times over. The statues and paintings (including works by great names such as Botticelli) were stunning. It's a must see.
  • Great information, history, and wonderful atmosphere. However barely any staff speak English, and not every room has an English translated info card
  • Bit repetitive
  • Nice paintings
  • I was fortunate to visit this place......an amazing architecture....

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