Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Musee du Petit Palais opened its doors in 1976 to showcase Renaissance-era paintings from Italy and the Avignon school of art. Examine artworks by Vittore Carpaccio, Carlo Crivelli, Benozzo Gozzoli, Raffaellino del Garbo, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo del Sellaio, Francesco Botticini, Enguerrand Quarton, and Josse Lieferinxe. The huge, majestic building is worth a look just for its architecture. With our online itinerary creator, Avignon attractions like Musee du Petit Palais can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The building is very nice, and during the evenings when the Helios lights and sound show us on, it's truly amazing (it was our favourite part of Helios show, when to see it 3 times). There are works.....  more »
  • Avignon is a history geeks dream location. It may seem obscure, but it is no less interesting. Well worth the time to visit  more »
  • As others have noted, the collection of early Italian Renaissance paintings is truly excellent. After viewing a dozen rooms of 14th and 15th century masters, the room devoted to Botticelli is startling! Humans with flesh, blood, and mass! And so perfectly lit. Go for the Botticelli’s alone.
  • We were stunned by this place. I have never spent 3 hours in a museum before but you couldn't drag us away! The religious art of the high Middle Ages and the Renaissance blew us away, worth the entrance price ten times over. The statues and paintings (including works by great names such as Botticelli) were stunning. It's a must see.

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