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Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern art, in unusual groupings of works of art from Avignon museums.

Continue reading here. The show starts on June 29th and runs until January 15, 2019. As Lynne says with Christian Lacroix “expect the unexpected.”

Uniting Avignon Museums

Avignon Musées is an initiative spearheaded by Cécile Helle Mayor of Avignon 1st Vice President of Greater Avignon. The concept is to showcase the incredible artistic heritage of the city (and region) and collection of artefacts, via shared programming across five (5) museums.

For relatively small geography, the Avignon collection is immense. There are 1,200,000 works of art, objects of interest and archival documents. These pieces include prehistoric artefacts,  Greco-Roman sculptures, Italian Renaissance art, works from the Impressionist period and modern works.

Located in the heart of Avignon the museums Calvet, Lapidaire, Petit Palais, Requien, Palais du Roure collectively form “Avignon Museums”  opening their culture-filled doors to all ages.

Museum Details

The Culture Pass allows free access to museums for those under the age of 26.

Musée Calvet (website)
65, rue Joseph Vernet
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 33 84
Closed Tuesdays

Musée Lapidaire (website)
27, rue de la République
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 85 75 38
Closed Mondays

Petit Palais (website)
Palais des Archevêques
Place du Palais des Papes
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 44 58
Closed Tuesdays

Musée Requien (website)
67, rue Joseph Vernet
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 82 43 51
Closed Sundays & Mondays

Palais du Roure (website)
3, rue Collège du Roure
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 13 60 50 01
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays


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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

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"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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