Fondation et Musee Calvet, Avignon

Fondation et Musee Calvet, Avignon (must see)

La Fondation Calvet is an art foundation named after Esprit Calvet, who left his collection and library to it in 1810. The foundation, museum and library are state supported. Original paintings, archaeological items, coins, medals and medieval sculptures have been added to its collection, as well as a significant amount of works of art from the Louvre. The archaeological collection and medieval sculptures are now housed separately in Musée Lapidaire, once the chapel of the Jesuit College. The main museum is in an 18th century city mansion, to which modern buildings have been added. The library bequeathed by Calvet, and the collection of over 12,000 coins and medals have been moved to a different location in the city.

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Sight Name: Fondation et Musee Calvet
Sight Location: Avignon, France
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Avignon, France

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