Museum of Petit Palais – Avignon
The Museum of the Petit Palais in Avignon: an exceptional collection of medieval and Renaissance paintings and sculptures
During your stay at Château La Roque in Provence, you will surely want to visit the Popes’ Palace in Avignon, the biggest medieval fortress in Europe. You can then continue your tour at the Museum of the Petit Palais, which brings together works by Botticelli, by many Italian primitive painters and sculptors and from the Avignon School.
A room at Château La Roque, to begin your immersion into the Middle Ages
Château La Roque can truly say that it is a grand introduction to the history of the Popes in Avignon. Personal property of the Popes for 5 centuries, the castle owes its more than 1000 years of existence to the constant maintenance and attention given to it by the Popes.
Stay in aluxury guest room at Château La Roque and get ready for a timeless immersion in history.
The Museum of the Petit Palais: major works by Botticelli
The Museum of the Petit Palais is a fabulous place devoted to medieval and early Renaissance (13th to 16th century) painting and sculpture. It houses one of the most important international collections of Italian painters (Berlinghieri, Bartolo,Nardi, Botticelli, Carpaccio) and painters from the Avignon School (Bréa, Lieferinxe, Dipre).
With 390 paintings from more than 130 artists plus 600 sculptures, it is the biggest collection in France of its kind, along with the Museum of the Louvre. A great number of works come from the Campana Collection acquired by Napoleon III.
To mark its 40th year, the Museum of the Petit Palais has opened a new hall devoted to Boticelli and his studio. There you can admire five of his works, including the Venus with Three Putti and the Madonna and Child. You can also admire the recently reconstituted triptychby Giovannidi Tommasino Crivelli and, in October following its complete restoration, the Venasque triptych.
This incomparable museum is housed in the Petit Palais, the former palace of the archbishops of Avignon dating from the 14th century. It is situated next to the Popes’ Palace in the historic centre of Avignon.
Open every day, except Tuesdays, January 1st, May 1stand December 25th
Opening hours: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.
Admission: Full price: 6€ • Halfprice: 3€ • Groups of 10 people or more: 3€
Muséedu Petit Palais
Place du Palais des Papes
Tel. 33 (0)4 90 86 44 58