This museum in a former mansion houses a large collection of sculptures, silverware and a good collection of paintings dating to the 16th Century. One can see both french and foreign works by artists such as Corot, Joseph Vernet and a couple of large canvases by Pieter Bruegel the Younger and his brother Jan.
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This museum, located in a former 17th Century Jesuit College, houses a local collection of antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as numerous local peices. One particular item of interest is this rather large Roman Funerary Stela depicting a wagon (see picture).
I took a fantastic private tour of the region of around avignon with Imagine Tours (www.imagine-tours.net) what a bargain! My family of four and I took a full day tour...and wow...it really was a full day. We got picked up early in the morning, went almost everywhere in the region, and got dropped off at NIGHT for only 62.50 Euros per person! The young man the runs it is an American and really went all out and made our experience one of the highlights of our trip!
I was in Avignon for a week...and did nothing but walk from my hotel around the city.
It was an easy city to get absorbed into quickly. The centermost part of town had a massive antique carousel...with cafes lined up and down the area. Around the side streets were excellent shops...with good prices...along with artists along the way, where I bought 2 paintings.
There was plenty of tourist attractions...castles, bridges, the lot...it was a fabulous city. The city was clean...and the people were hospitable and nice the entire time...which makes for a pleasant visit.
If you're looking for a great place to visit in France...I would highly recommend this town.
I went.on a train from Avignon Centre to Orange it took about 20 minutes. Orange has many Roman sites, including the Arc De Triomphe, Du Forum and Theatre Antique. A nice town to visit from Avignon.
Pass the Popes palace and up the steps you come to Rocher des Domes, Garden of the Domes. Lovely views from the top. The Popes Vine is near here.
The Popes vineyard is overlooking the Avignon bridge and was planted in the late 1990"s. by the local winemakers guild. There are 4 main grapes, 2 white wine and 2 red wine.
- Main: City Hall.
- Second: Theatre
- Third: Popes’ Palace.
- Fouth: Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathedral.
- Fifth: Rue de la République.
View from the Paalce
- Main: Pont d'Avignon and Rhòne river
- Second: Notre Dame-des-Doms Cathedral
- Third: Musée/Museum du Petit Palaisy
- Fourth: Clock Tower
- Fifth: Hôtel des Monnaies
Great location just inside the city walls. This hotel has all the creature comforts without being...more
€ 53,36/ 350 FF per night, with shower. (2001) I'm sure we paid much less in the early 90s and...more
Small hotel type marries family, managed by the proprietary marriage, who they have decorated it in...more