The last Sunday of the month at 3:30pm.
A guided tour to discover the history of the collections and the place and to appreciate the major works of the former Archbishops' Palace. On reservation.
Once a Cardinal's palace, home to Cardinal Arnaud de Via (died in 1335), nephew of Pope John XXII, then thehome of the Archbishop of Avignon, this palace was rebuilt in the late 15th century by the archbishop Julien de la Rovère, future Pope Jules II.
The crenelated façade has lovely mullion windows.
Now a museum, it houses a unique set of paintings from the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, over three hundred Italian primitives, that made up the Campan collection, significant works from the Calvet Museum (the Avignon School between the 13th and the 16th centuries), medieval sculptures from the 12th to the 16th centuries, from Avignon and its surroundings.
This set of work is an essential step to understanding artistic creation in Italy in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It provides a panorama of Italian painters - Botticelli, Carpaccio, and many masters and ateliers. It also displays medieval Provençal sculptures and paintings, and Italian painatings from the Calvet Foundation.
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Musée du Petit Palais
Musée du Petit Palais - place du Palais des Papes