Fodor's Expert Review Musée Lapidaire

Avignon

Housed in a pretty little Jesuit chapel on the main shopping street, this collection of sculpture and stonework is primarily from Gallo-Roman times but also includes Greek and Etruscan works. There are several interesting inscribed slabs, a selection of shabtis (small statues buried with the dead to help them get to the afterlife), and a notable depiction of Tarasque of Noves, the man-eating monster immortalized by Alphonse Daudet. Most items, unfortunately, are haphazardly labeled and insouciantly scattered throughout the chapel, itself slightly crumbling yet awash with light.

Quick Facts

27 rue de la République
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  84000, France

04–90–85–75–38

www.musee-lapidaire.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Permanent collections free, special exhibits €3, Tues.–Sun. 10–1 and 2–6, Closed Mon.

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