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A heavenly abode of art, archaeology and beauty, Musee Calvet is known for its vast and diverse collection of artwork and antiques. You will have a great time looking at beautifully carved sculptures, lively paintings, prehistoric remnants, artwork and splendid designs and crafts from all over the world. You will love the collection of rare Asian and Islamic arts. Egyptian art and culture has been well restored in this museum. Wonderful and rare drawings adorn the walls of the brilliantly lit chambers of Musee Calvet. The museum displays some temporary and some permanent collection of art, archaeological remains and other items of historical and cultural relevance. You must visit this place if you have an exploratory mind. Plan your Musee Calvet visit and explore what else you can see and do in Avignon using our Avignon trip itinerary maker.
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A spacious palace on Rue Vernet, with an eclectic mix of imitation Roman statues, impressionist paintings (including a nice Sisley), an Egyptian collection )sarcophagi, papyruses, ushabti figurines...
A spacious palace on Rue Vernet, with an eclectic mix of imitation Roman statues, impressionist paintings (including a nice Sisley), an Egyptian collection )sarcophagi, papyruses, ushabti figurines... more »
Large collection of art over the centuries with many sculptures of 19th century. A great find in a beautiful mansion.
Large collection of art over the centuries with many sculptures of 19th century. A great find in a beautiful mansion. more »
Along one of the main shopping streets in Avignon (rue Joseph Vernet) is the Musee Calvet, located in a beautiful multi-level villa. The museum is a the traditional fine arts sort, but with a larger than usual number of statues and sculptures which are all well done and interesting to view. While we visited in December, the building would offer a cool respite for those visiting in the much warmer summer months...and, it was FREE. Unfortunately the second floor was closed so we were only able to view a portion of the exhibit (hence the 4 instead of 5 stars).
Definitely worth a visit - especially as a cool respite from the heat. It's an interesting and somewhat eclectic collection in a lovely building. I was particularly engaged by the Egyptian artefacts.
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