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A good archaeological museum

This museum is free and has some excellent exhibits, though admittedly we didn't see anything very... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
JVR77
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Interesting artifacts

Desperate to get out of the rain (Provence in May!) we dashed into this former church not expecting... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
alan53040
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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65 rue de la Republique, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This museum is free and has some excellent exhibits, though admittedly we didn't see anything very different from what's on display in similar museums in Italy. The explanations are excellent but one's French has to be up to it as there are no English translations.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Desperate to get out of the rain (Provence in May!) we dashed into this former church not expecting very much but were pleasantly surprised. It now houses a small but interesting collection of Greek and Roman artifacts (sculpture and pottery) many of which were discovered...More

Thank alan53040
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My partner and I are not avid museum-goers but stopped by this tiny little refurbished old church building and were pleasantly surprised. You don't need more than 20 minutes to wander around and marvel at the ancient Greek and Roman statues and artefacts. Entry is...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This former church contains many beautiful greek and roman carvings, painted vases and the like. Some of the funerary items are moving. It's a very peaceful place. It's free nowadays, under Avignon's new 'liberte, egalite, gratuite' policy for city-run museums.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very interesting items in this museum. The Roman ones were found nearby, the Greek not so much. Some incredible sculptures and friezes from the Roman era. Costs very little to get in - especially if you have AvignonPass.

1  Thank andy o
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a little over 30 minutes enjoying this small museum. It is located in a decommissioned church and houses a nice Greek and Roman collection.

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a very small archaeological annex to the Musee Calvert. There is only one large hall, plus some bays, containing antique and medieval sculptures, but, as the entrance fee is minimal, it is worth a short visit.

Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is the sister museum to the Musee Calvet, and holds their collection of Greek, Roman, and Gallo - Roman art in a lovely small decommissioned church. It's not encyclopedic by any means, but it has stellar examples. Unfortunately our visit was more or less...More

Thank moorejjbb
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Third time I've seen this one. A fairly large and good collection of ancient artifacts. More satisfying that the bridge by the papal palace.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Not only Greek and Roman sculpture, but pottery and artefacts which are well presented. Many of the exhibits have been acquired in recent years. Perhaps they came to this part of the world during the Napoleonic period.

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