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.
Self-guided tours - duration approximately 1.5 hours.
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.