Petit Palais Museum
Tourist service in Avignon :The museum houses a unique store of paintings from the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance (over 300 Italian “primitives”) including the Campana collection, an important reserve belonging to the Musée Calvet (Avignon School, 13th-16th century) and 12th- to 16th-century sculptures from Avignon and the surrounding area. This treasure trove is essential to understanding the art emerging in Italy during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period.
Former livery of Cardinal Arnaud de Via (d. 1335), nephew of Pope John XXII, then the Archbishop's Palace in Avignon, the building was rebuilt in the late fifteenth century by Archbishop Giuliano della Rovere, future Pope Julius II: crenellated facade pierced with mullioned windows.
The museum is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guided tours: In advance booking.
There is also a bookshop and tea room.
- Guided tours
Dates and times
From 01/01 to 31/12/2020 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Methods of payment
- Bank/credit card
Free of charge. Free visits of the permanent collections.
Longitude : 4.806396
Latitude : 43.95118