A prestigious heritage
The works that make up the exhibits in the museum bear witness to the glorious past of the cardinal city. They come from the religious establishements of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon notably the Saint André Abbey and the Carthusian Monastery of Valbonne.
An exceptional collection
The museum features two Western medieval masterpieces:
- the precious Vierge à L’Enfant, sculpted in ivory in around 1310 —a work of stunning grace and delicacy.
- the retable du Couronnement de la Vierge, painted in 1453-1454 by E. Quarton that represents within one image the theological vision of the organisation of the Christian world.
Paintings from the French and Provençale schools and of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (from Champaigne, Châlons, Mignard, Levieux) accompany these two exceptional works.
The building that serves as a backdrop for the collection is a ²cardinal’s residence², an urban palace built in the fourteenth century to house high-ranking Church officials. Completely renovated in the seventeenth century, today the town house is classified, Monument Historique.
3 rue de la République
30400 Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon 04 90 27 49 66
- Full price : €4.50
- Reduced price: €3.50
- Reservation required for groups visits (guided tours or visits without guide)
- Guided visits for adult groups : €5.50 per person
Free entry :
- for children under 18
- job seekers
- residents of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
November to April :
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 2pm-5pm
- Wednesdays : 10am-12pm and 2pm – 5pm
May – October :
- Tuesday-Sunday 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-6pm
Closed: Mondays, 1st May, 1st November, 11 November 24, 25 and 31 December
Closed annually throughout the month of January