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Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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. With our online itinerary creator, Avignon attractions like Musee du Petit Palais can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The story behind the paintings in this museum's collection is incredible-and soap opera level dramatic. Basically, it involves a 19th century Roman art collector, his crimes of embezzlement, Napoleon....  more
    The story behind the paintings in this museum's collection is incredible-and soap opera level dramatic. Basically, it involves a 19th century Roman art collector, his crimes of embezzlement, Napoleon....  more »
  • Although this museum is free, most of the rooms/works of art were closed off. Thankfully I did get to see Botticelli’s Madonna & Child, but whereas I’d normally spend a good couple of hours in an art....  more
    Although this museum is free, most of the rooms/works of art were closed off. Thankfully I did get to see Botticelli’s Madonna & Child, but whereas I’d normally spend a good couple of hours in an art....  more »
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  • On the north side of the Place du Palais and immediately adjacent the large Palais des Papes is the Musee du Petit Palais, a smallish museum that focuses on religious paintings on wood screens and panels (which would normally be placed within various churches) as well as some scultupres. The museum is well organized, laid out and the 14th century palace that it is situated in as interesting in its own right. The collection is narrowly focused so would appeal mostly to a particular crowd. The museum is free and since one is normally in the area to see the Palais des Papes, it is worth the 20 minute visit.
  • Although this museum is free, most of the rooms/works of art were closed off. Thankfully I did get to see Botticelli’s Madonna & Child, but whereas I’d normally spend a good couple of hours in an art gallery, I was done in less than half an hour. I was also looking forward to enjoying a coffee in the courtyard, but the café was closed and it looked like they were renovating or getting rid of it!

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