Tourist service in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon :In the heart of the historical city centre in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, in a beautiful historical city mansion, come see two masterpieces of medieval art: the Couronnement de la Vierge and the precious ivory Madonna and Child.
The Ivory Virgin was sculpted in a single elephant tusk by a Parisian artist in the year 1310. This Ivory Virgin is a unique work of art. Its dimensions, the precious material, the beauty of the expressions, the refined detail all add to its exceptional beauty.
The Crowning of the Virgin, or Couronnement de la Vierge, is a masterpiece of medieval Western art. The Couronnement de la Vierge was painted by Enguerrand Quarton between April 1453 and September 1454 and is the pride of the museum's collections. Commissioned by the monks and painted for the funerary chapel of the pope who founded the Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction, the work is spellbinding, through its glowing colours and the organisation of the space which combines in a single image paradise, the world of mankind, limbo, purgatory and hell.
The Carthusian monks commissioned several paintings from the most famous artists of their time. Remarkable works of art from the 16th and 17th centuries add to the collection. Solely the greatest talents, such as Simon de Châlons, Philippe de Champaigne, Nicolas Mignard and Reynaud Levieux were capable of expressing Carthuisan spirituality in their paintings without doing it a disservice.
- Exhibition space
- Educational visits
- Themed tour
- Tourist brochures
- Tour free of charge
- Guided tours
Dates and times
From 19/05 to 31/12/2021.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on 24/12, 25/12, 31/12, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Full price: 4 €
Reduced price: 3 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
3 rue de la République
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Website : http://www.musees.gard.fr/decouvrir-les-musees/musee-pierre-de-luxembourg/presentation.html
CoordinatesLongitude : 4.796798
Latitude : 43.963782
Did you know?This site is included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass.