Fodor's Expert Review Musée du Petit Palais

Avignon Art Museum

This residence of bishops and cardinals before Pope Benedict XII built his majestic palace houses a large collection of old-master paintings, the majority of which are Italian works from the early Renaissance schools of Siena, Florence, and Venice—styles with which the Avignon popes would have been familiar. Later works here include Sandro Botticelli's Virgin and Child, and Venetian paintings by Vittore Carpaccio and Giovanni Bellini. The museum café and tearoom, with a picturesque outdoor terrace in the mansion's ancient courtyard, is a favorite spot for lunch, coffee, or teatime (open 10–7).

Art Museum

Quick Facts

Pl. du Palais
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  84000, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Permanent collections free, Closed Tues.

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