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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  • The Museum of the Petit Palais is a jewel of architecture that presents in its halls artistic treasures of the high middle ages (frescoes and capitals at the entrance) and Renaissance (Boticelle and some other essential works. A beautiful journey in the glorious times of Avignon and the Comtat. Only reserve that prevents the 5 stars, rooms are often closed. But as it is free we can go back!
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  • It is on the way to the Rochet de Don Park, going up the pope's square. It is a building that makes you feel small but history. The staff is very nice. Italy paintings are exhibited mainly in painting, but the time zone was bad or closed.
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  • As others have noted, the collection of early Italian Renaissance paintings is truly excellent. After viewing a dozen rooms of 14th and 15th century masters, the room devoted to Botticelli is startling! Humans with flesh, blood, and mass! And so perfectly lit. Go for the Botticelli’s alone.
  • 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.
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