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Musee du Petit Palais

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Address: Place du Palais, Avignon, France
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10:00 - 13:00
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argely early-mid Italian Renaissance

Very high quality old masters from the Italian 24th-16th centuries. Near the Palace of the Popes but very few visitors (I guess most people do not have an interest/understanding... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Nice building but rather dull to visit. Several floors to negotiate but some can be done by a lift that you request if you have mobility problems.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Very high quality old masters from the Italian 24th-16th centuries. Near the Palace of the Popes but very few visitors (I guess most people do not have an interest/understanding of early Italian art works.

Thank dipex
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Site of Madonna With Child. Botticelli has several other paintings and worth the visit just for his work. Lot's of icons, but no English translations available. The docents have a limited schedule, but there are lot's of benches and resting areas to wait for the next tour.

Thank knife_n_fork32168
Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This is a super little museum and a great combination with the papal palace. If you can do one museum inaddition to the old Popes palace then I recommend this one. I checked up some of the other museums and they just did not have the charm or the quality of artwork that this museum has. Plus the building is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

A good museum with some interesting statuary - particularly relating to the Avignon popes - and some very nice early Italian paintings. didn't like the modern art at all!

Thank harmsworth
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We enjoyed this museum. The staff was helpful, and the art and exhibits were delightful. Lots of places to sit and look and relax.

Thank sfgardener
Los Angeles, California, United States
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a must see. The art work is wonderful and the building is beautiful. Give yourself time to see all of the rooms.

Thank Delores G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

An interesting collection of gothic and early renaissance art. More explanatory material would be helpful as it was quite hard to get an overview of the progress of the collection.

Thank Yakimov
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Visited on our last morning as it was raining, it started out quite interesting to see the icons and the age of some of them was mind blowing, but it's huge! Ended up walking straight past a couple of rooms as I was all Icon'd out. No concession to English on any of the descriptions, so a lot of information... More 

Thank Julie W
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Now to be honest, most religious paintings are not to my taste but I did want to see Botticelli's Madonna and child and that was probably worth the admission charge alone! There are several other paintings, icons, and so on, worthy of inspection with some by the great painters of the renaissance period. The palace itself is also an interesting... More 

Thank CalBristol

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