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Musée Calvet

Musée Calvet Review

Worth a visit for the beauty and balance of its architecture alone, this fine old museum contains a rich collection of antiquities and classically inspired works. Acquisitions include Neoclassical and Romantic pieces and are almost entirely French, including works by Manet, Daumier, and David. There's also a good modern section, with works by Bonnard, Duffy, and Camille Claudet (note Claudet's piece depicting her brother Paul, who incarcerated her in an insane asylum when her relationship with Rodin caused too much scandalous talk). The main building itself is a Palladian-style jewel in pale Gard stone dating from the 1740s; the garden is so lovely that it may distract you from the art.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 65 rue Joseph-Vernet, Avignon, 84000 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–90–86–33–84
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–1 and 2–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Avignon
Updated: 12-19-2013

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