Petit Palais Museum

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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.
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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.
Free entry.
Guided tours: In advance booking.
There is also a bookshop and tea room.

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  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours


Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Methods of payment

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card


Free of charge. Free visits of the permanent collections.

Languages spoken

  • French


Petit Palais Museum
Place du Palais des Papes
84000 Avignon
Tel : View number 04 90 86 44 58
E-Mail : musee.petitpalais@mairie-avignon.com
Website : http://www.petit-palais.org


Longitude: 4.806396
Latitude: 43.95118


Longitude: 4.806396

Latitude: 43.95118