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Musee Calvet

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Address: 65 rue Joseph Vernet, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 86 33 84
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A Charming Retreat from the Hustle and Bustle

A charming civic collection of 18th and 19th century art, housed within a stunning Hotel Particulier. The building itself is reason enough to visit, but within you will find fine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming civic collection of 18th and 19th century art, housed within a stunning Hotel Particulier. The building itself is reason enough to visit, but within you will find fine collections of French paintings, as well as a large collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. When we visited there was also an exhibition of craft work with pieces made by local... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back from the museum. It is in a nice old house and costs Euro 6. They gave us a brochure in English because the museum is almost entirely in French. There are old paintings, sculptures, more recent art, and Egyptian art objects inside. We were the only ones in the museum so it was very quiet and... More 

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Thank Jim_atl
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Musee Calvet provides the opportunity to see many works not widely known by artists particularly from the 19th and 20th century. I had previously seen very few of these paintings and was struck by the breadth of the collection. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Rick G
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 714 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are a few interesting works in the collection, including several by Hubert Robert, but on the whole this is a museum you can skip if you're short of time. Some of the best works are copies of other works, by Brueghel, Van den Honthorst, Jeroen Bosch, and the like.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good place to visit on a Monday - it's open! - but you will have to listen to the loud conversation of the staff as you tour the museum. The lighting is rather weird - some paintings can't be clearly viewed due to the strength of the overhead lights, which is a pity, spoiling the Ricchi and Lottier in particular.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was surprised and delighted by the breadth and depth of the collections here. Post impressionists including works by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, a number of impressionists, halls of medieval and renaissance paintings, classical statuary and more, all presented in a lovely setting. We did not allow enough time here and were frustrated when we had to leave to catch... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I am a sucker for anything Egyptian, so it was quite cute that one of the employees immediately directed us to that section without our mentioning it. He then followed us around discreetly and would approach us to offer additional information about various items we were looking at. I only speak a bit of French and he only spoke a... More 

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Wales
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This museum exceeded our expectations. It was inexpensive with an Avignon "pass" and entry included an audio guide in English which was very informative. The 20th century art was stunning. The Egyptian rooms took our breath away and all this, housed in a beautiful mansion. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Well worth a visit, some really good art work, there was a display of Ancient Egyptian artefact that we enjoyed very much. A beautiful building, very elegant and well looked after. Pleasant staff and plenty of them.

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

What I saw of the museum was good but I visited close to noon knowing that the museum website stated that it closed at 1pm but having time to kill before a train trip to Orange. After paying the entrance price we were informed that the museum would actually be closing at 12:30 (staff appeared to want an early lunch)... More 

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