The list of museums in Avignon

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During your trip to Avignon, you will be seduced by the astonishing vitality of the city.  Known for its festival, its exhibitions, the city of the Popes also offers culture lovers various museums, full of personality, riches and benefits. Discover the list of Avignon museums


Calvet museum

It is certainly one of the most beautiful and richly endowed museums in Avignon. It covers archeology, the Beaux-Arts, decorative arts, and also includes an ethnology section.  The section devoted to the Beaux-Arts is in a very beautiful XVIIIth century mansion. 

Art lovers can admire the works of art of French painters from the XVIth to the XXth century, tableaus dating from the Italian Renaissance, from the XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, as well as Nordic painters.  Sculpture, French, Italian or Nordic also has a special place in the museum.

The archaeological collections as well as the jewelry and more generally, the decorative arts all contribute to the success of the Calvet Museum.

Address: 65 Rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 Avignon

Hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and also on January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Lapidaire museum of Avignon

You will also enjoy a visit to the Lapidaire Museum, which presents the archaeological collection of the Calvet foundation to the public at large.  The permanent collections are of a staggering richness, with Greek,  Etruscan, Roman, Gallic and paleo-Christian sculptures. 

Address: 27 Rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 Avignon

Hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays). The museum is also closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.

The museum of the Petit Palais

Occupying the old Palace of the Archbishops, from where its name, the Museum of the Petit Palais comes, this museum offers a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance.  Here you can admire about 400 paintings and 600 sculptures, some of which were created by the great masters of their time.  The permanent collection is divided into three main groups:

  • the Italian painters
  • the Avignon painters
  • the painters of the school of Avignon

The Petit Palais is also a stunning setting which has its own set of surprises. 

Address: Palais des archevêques, Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The museum is closed on January 1, May 1, July 14, August 15 and December 25.

Angladon museum

Located in an old mansion, this museum is devoted to painting and works of art.  The collection is heterogeneous and includes true works of art such as La blouse rose of Amedeo Modigliani or the Wagons de chemin de fer of Vincent Van Gogh.  The Angladon Museum owes it all to Jean and Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud, two wealthy collectors and philanthropists.  

Address: 5 Rue Laboureur, 84000 Avignon

Hours: From October 1 to March 31, Tuesday to Saturday 1:00 p.m. To 6:00 p.m. And from April 1 to September 30, Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Requien museum

The museum of natural history of Avignon concentrates on in the numerous branches of the sciences, including paleontology and malacology. It owes much to the work of Esprit Requien, an enlightened spirit, at once a botanist, paleontologist, malacologist and naturalist from Avignon.

Address: 67 Rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 Avignon

Opening hours: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Requein museum is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25 (legal closing).

The Lambert Collection in Avignon

This museum of contemporary art includes a rich collection of numerous contemporary works.  It is also and above all renowned for its exhibitions and events.  More than a simple museum, it is a lively place that loves to reinvent itself and that one loves to rediscover. 

Address :Collection Lambert en Avignon 5 rue Violette 84 000 Avignon

Hours: Open every day except Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Extended hours in July and August: every day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Louis Vouland museum

This museum, supported by a foundation, is founded on two permanent collections.  One is of the decorative arts at the end of the Renaissance to the XVIIIth century, the other covers the Provencal painters, especially from the post impressionist period.  Exhibitions are also presented in a locale which we consider one of the most beautiful museums in Avignon.

 Address: 17 rue Victor Hugo, 84000 Avignon

Opening hours: Six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. December 24 and 31 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Annual closing January and February 2017.

COVID-19 information: Due to the coronavirus situation, our tours are canceled until September 1st. Bookings for tours after this date can be made directly online. Check out our latest update HERE.