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Museums

Angladon Museum

Caricature of Jacques Doucet by Leonetto
  • A rich art collection with some of the most prestigious signatures, in the private home of the art lovers who inherited them.
  • Location: 5 rue Laboureur; 1 block east, half north of Lapidaire Museum
  • Open: Wed-Sun, 13h-18h; Summer 13h-19h
  • Entry: 6 euros; 7-12: 1.5€; under 7 free
  • Tel: 0490 822 903; Fax: 0490 857 807
  • Web: www.angladon.com/
  • The 19th-century and 20th-century collections are on the ground floor. The older collections, displayed in the original family rooms on the upper floor. There's a large staircase and no elevator.

Calvet Museum - Musée Calvet

Greek sculpture
  • A small 18th-century mansion, with classical and modern art, Greek sculpture and a local prehistorical collection.
  • Location: 65 Rue Joseph Vernet; 3 blocks west, 3-4 south south of Place de l'Horloge
  • Open: 10h à 13h, 14h à 18h - Closed Tuesday
  • Entry: Musée Calvet, Beaux-Arts 6 €
    Musée Calvet, Collection archéologique 2 €
  • Tel: 0490 863 384
  • Web: www.musee-calvet-avignon.com
  • Entry for Calvet Museum and Lapidaire Museum: 7 €

Lapidaire Museum - Musée Lapidaire

The Lion of Mornas
  • Located in the chapel of the 17th-century Jesuit College. Contains stone carvings and sculptures from the different civilizations, including a "bestiary", and extensive Roman artifacts.
       Two ancient Provencal items we liked were: The Lion of Mornas, a monster animal crouched over a severed head, found in the village of Mornas; and the flesh-eating monster called the Tarasque de Noves, from the village of Noves (about 20 km northeast of Tarascon, known for its Tarasque monster.
  • Location: Chapelle des Jésuites, 27 Rue de la République; 2 blocks east, 1 south of the Calvet museum; 3-4 blocks south of Place de l'Horloge
  • Open: 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h - Closed Monday
  • Tel: 0490 847 538
  • Web: www.musee-calvet-avignon.com

Louis Vouland Museum - Musée

  • Decorative arts, especially for 18th-century French furnishings, porcelain and faience and tapestries.

Petit Palais Museum

  • This museum and art gallery is in the beautiful 14th-century "Small Palace", just north of (and named "petit" to distinguish it from) the the Pope's Palace. It has a great collection of Renaissance paintings, of the Avignon school and from Italy.
  • Location: Palais des archevêques, Place du Palais des Papes
  • Open: Daily, except Tuesday: 10h-13h, 14h-18h
  • Closed: 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec
  • Entry: 6 €
  • Tel: 0490 864 458
  • Web: www.petit-palais.org/

Requien Museum - Musée Requien

Tryannosaurus Rex head in the Requien
  • This is a small and very nicely presented Geological and Natural History museum, with many of the displays keyed to the natural and geological history of Provence.
  • Location: 67 Rue Joseph Vernet; Beside (south of) the Calvet Museum
  • Tel: 0490 824 351
  • Web: www.museum-requien.org