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Musee du Petit Palais

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Address: Place du Palais, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 86 44 58
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USD 747.56*
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Full Day Avignon Private Tour of Pope's Palace and Chateauneuf du Pape from Nice
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Excellent if you like Medieval Art else give it a miss

Wonderful collection of medieval religious art. Well set out in an old palace. However this is all there is so avoid if this is not your cup of tea.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful collection of medieval religious art. Well set out in an old palace. However this is all there is so avoid if this is not your cup of tea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The collection of works at the Musee du Petit Palais includes many little known works, some from the masters but many from under-recognized artists. It offers the opportunity to see works of art most people have never seen before which will complement your art experience greatly.

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Camberley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to enter this place free of charge, to see a magnificent collection of ancient treasure. However, we were given no warning that they closed at 1pm for lunch, so we missed the Botticelli.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a superior collection of mostly Italian art of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Much of it is not of major importance, though there are some very appealing works. My favorite is a Botticelli Madonna and child, but there are other pieces well worth seeing: works by Nero di Bicci, Nicolas Dipre ("Jacob's Dream") and Josse Lieferinxe. If... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Attached to the palais du pape, it is not surprising that the collection is made up of religious paintings from the 13th to 16th centuries. There are many beautiful madonnas including an ethereal and moving painting by Botticelli. Highly recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The amount of religious iconography that is 'right there' on the walls is amazing. One is able to get up very close to the pieces and get a real insight to the craftsmanship and artistic endeavours of centuries old icons. Not being religious I don't understand all the symbolism, but really, you don't need to - as artworks every piece... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

18 Sep 2016 was a free day for admission to all museums etc in Avignon, so the place was crowded. But..... what an incredible collection of religious paintings from the 13th and 14th century that were available for the public to see. The first display on entry are marble or stone remains from the same era, and as you walk... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This art gallery contains an amazing amount of artworks from the 13th to 16th centuries. We were conscious of a certain amount of sensory indigestion by the time we had completed the tour, but it is a very important collection, and it shouldn't be missed. You get a reduced price if you buy a joint ticket with the Palais des... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

With its emphasis on religious art this may not be to everyone's taste but if you just go in to look at the building itself and the Roman remains in its collection you would get your money's worth. As it is there are Botticellis and Bellinis in here amongst many other gems from the 14th to 17th centuries which are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Almost exclusively, medieval paintings of the immaculate conception. Al right if you like that kind of thing

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