Fodor's Expert Review Musée Calvet

Avignon Museum/Gallery

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 to the 1740s; the garden is so lovely that it may distract you from the art.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

65 rue Joseph-Vernet
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  84000, France

-04–90–86–33–84

www.musee-calvet-avignon.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €6; €7 combination ticket, includes Musée Lapidaire

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