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Musée du Petit Palais d'Avignon

Avignon | FIne Arts
€3 - €6
The Musée du Petit Palais in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is opened in 1976 and devoted himself to painting and sculpture medieval and early Renaissance museum. Only museum of its kind since essentially based on the painting before the second half of the sixteenth century, it has not in the least one of the largest international collections of early Italian - the largest in France after that of museum Louvre.

The museum is located in the Little Palace, the residence of the archbishop of Avignon dating from the fourteenth century and located in the historic center of Avignon. It is named in opposition to the Pope's Palace nearby. Collections of early Italian enlists as a collection of paintings and sculptures by masters of the school of Avignon.
Le Petit Palais occupies the northern part of the square of the Palais des Papes. It served Delivered Cardinals Beranger Fredol the Elder, Jacques de Via, bishop of Avignon, Helie de Talleyrand-Perigord, Anglic of Grimoard, bishop of Avignon, Pierre Aigrefeuille, bishop of Avignon and Faydit Aigrefeuille , bishop of Avignon, said the cardinal of Avignon.

The museum collections spread over nineteen rooms have a double origin: they mostly come from reserve funds of the Louvre and other French provincial museums, funds which themselves originate at the base of the Campana collection, one of the most important ancient Italian painting, much of which was acquired by the state in the late nineteenth century. More than 300 early Italian museum (ie the vast majority) are from the former collection Campana. The other source of the collection of the Petit Palais museum is the collection of old paintings Museum Calvet Avignon who provided the works of the Avignon School Middle Ages and Renaissance (sixty paintings and 600 sculptural pieces).

10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

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  • Name: Musée du Petit Palais d'Avignon
  • Address: Place du Palais des Papes - 84000 - Avignon - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 90 86 44 58


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