Musee du Petit Palais

Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon: Hours, Address, Musee du Petit Palais Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee du Petit Palais
4.5
Historic Sites • Art Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,170 contributions
Beautiful building, not so much on display
Oct 2021
We went to the petit museum expecting to spend a couple of hours. As it turned out we spent about 15 minutes, as there were two rooms open with a very few paintings to show. It was a big disappointment. It's a good thing it was a free entry museum or I would have been more upset! But the museum building itself was gorgeous!!!
Written 27 October 2021
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Flyngsolo
Palo Alto, CA39 contributions
Good renaissance compilation
Oct 2021 • Couples
I found the art very interesting. There was a Botticelli collection beyond his Venus, which was nice.
Written 12 October 2021
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RHorea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania288 contributions
Nice palace
Sep 2020
Quiet area, full of paintings brought by Italian clergy. You can see a beautiful Madonna with Child by Boticelli.
Written 13 May 2021
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diapunctc
Brussels, Belgium118 contributions
Nice building, good museum - but probably not for small kids
Aug 2020 • Family
The building is very nice, and during the evenings when the Helios lights and sound show us on, it's truly amazing (it was our favourite part of Helios show, when to see it 3 times).
There are works in the museum, and only part of it can be visited. Main focus on religious pieces of art, combined with some modern works. Interesting combination, although I found it a bit too strange. My daugther (8) lost interest pretty quickly. The visit was free, and the staff very nice. All in all, a nice visit.
Written 25 August 2020
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kcoers
L'Escala, Spain238 contributions
So interesting!
Dec 2019
Avignon is a history geeks dream location. It may seem obscure, but it is no less interesting. Well worth the time to visit
Written 26 December 2019
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Teresa H
Eltham, Australia30 contributions
worth a visit
Sep 2019
A good place to see the history of this Papal city from the 14th century. Visited after our tour of the Palais des Papes
Written 18 December 2019
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Tamir A
Slovenia46 contributions
Nicely presented papal histories (and quiet cafe spot)
Sep 2019
You get an view of papal history in the region in this not overly large museum. We particularly like the peace and quiet of museum cafe located in a high-walled quadrangle.
Written 22 November 2019
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JohnandMarylou
Milton, MA457 contributions
Worth the stop
Oct 2019
Interesting Church art. Limited English descriptions made it hard to fully appreciate for non-French speakers. However, there is no admission fee and it is worth the hour stop.
Written 3 November 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Religious art with a contemporary twist
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Petit Palais in Avignon was built during the period of the Avignon Papacy by Cardinal Berenger Fredoli the Elder in around 1318–20 and in 1335 became the Archbishop's Palace.

The interior today is much as it was then and houses an impressive collection of religious art from Romanesque to Renaissance, including a Virgin and Child by Botticelli.

In an interesting initiative, each year the Parcours de l'Art and the Petit Palais museum allow an artist to show works that interact with the museum's art collections. For 2019, Ernst Günther Herrmann has placed his metal sculptures in various rooms of the museum, next to sculptures and paintings of the from the 12th to the 15th centuries. A great initiative which purists will hate, but is a means of connecting across the centuries.
Written 19 October 2019
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,075 contributions
Must to see
Oct 2019
This is a great museum, located beside the Pope's Palace. Located within a 14th-century building, the museum features an impressive collection of over 325 Renaissance paintings and sculptures in Avignon as well as Italy.

Admission is reasonable. Admission to ages 11 and under is free.

Opening hours: Wednesdays to Mondays from 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 18:00.

How long should you visit? Between one and two hours.
Written 17 October 2019
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