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Calvet Museum

OpenFrom 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
    Guided tours
    Open all year, see schedules below. This Museum is the Fine Arts Museum for Avignon, with paintings, sculptures and works of art from the 15th to the 20th centuries, in a beautiful 18th century mansion.
    Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Jan. 1st, May 1st and Dec. 25th.

    Together the building and the collection compose one of the most poetic history-imbued places in Avignon.
    There is a special section honouring the School of Avignon, with an overview of Avignon artistic creativity from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. Through its paintings, sculptures and works of art, viewers will grasp the splendour of this 17thand 18th century production, with works by Simon de Châlons, Nicolas Mignard, Reynaud Levieux and Pierre Mignard, as well as works from the 17th and early 18th century.
    Moreover, the museum’s painting collection shows works extending from the 15th to the 20th century. Sculptures are also exhibited and include works by C. Claudel, Francesco Laurana, Jame Pardier etc.
    Donation Marcel Puech: furnishings, faiences, bronzes. The Egyptian collection covers three rooms.

    The Galerie Vernet : Dedicated to the illustrious dynasty of Avignon artists, this room, one of the most prodigious museum, is currently under renovation. The public will find it under the light of a completely revised lighting system, favoring the enhancement of works and the comfort of visitors.
    From masterpieces to masterpieces, from H. Vernet in Vien, Peyron, Regnault, David, Vigée Le Brun, Chassériau, Géricault, Manet, Corot, Sisley, a new hook will open the chapter of a history of art between classicism, romanticism, realism and impressionism.

    Free audioguide in French and English.
    Starting April 20th 2018 : the visits to the permanent collections are free for all.

    Contact65 rue Joseph Vernet,84000 Avignon