La Fondation Calvet is the present name of Musee Calvet, an art museum. It is named after Esprit Calvet who bestowed his collection and library here, in 1810. There are several museums with paintings, archaeological pieces, coins, medals and sculptures from medieval times. It also has two libraries. The main building was built in 18th century which had more extensions eventually. The medieval sculptures have been moved to Musee Lapidaire along with thousands of coins and medals.
Entrance Ticket Details For Musee Calvet
- Reduced ticket: 3 Euros
- Calvet Museum, Archaeological Collection Full price: € 2 Half price: € 1
- Combined tickets of Lapidary museum and Calvet museum are available at Full price: 7 € Half price: 3,5 €
How to Reach Musee Calvet
- On foot, Car
- La Cour d'Honneur
- R&M'S Sur Le Pouce
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38.14% of people who visit Avignon include Musee Calvet in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
73.44% of people start their Musee Calvet visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee Calvet
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Calvet
Musee Calvet Reviews & Ratings
I liked the museum, even though I'm not a great expert in modern art. I strongly recommend the Flemish section. Plus: the entrance is free.
A nicely arranged museum with a large number of exquisite works of art. Really friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere
Nice Museum, sadly some rooms were not accesible during our visit in early April
Do not know what the Museum is like because when I arrived at 1235 and was told it is shut for lunch. I had intended just a 'sneak preview' and then to return later. The publicity states it shuts at 1300.
Very interesting and varied collection with everything from Egyptian artifacts and Greek sculpture to more modern 20th century paintings. Worth taking and hour or two over. The Dutch masters were my favourites, so full of life.