Musée du Petit Palais

In 1791 the palace was seized as national property and served as a place to deposit thousands of artworks seized from emigrants and from the clergy. These works of art were then sold or transferred to the convent St. Martial which was meant to become a museum. In 1961, it was decided to restore the Petit palais in order to turn it into a museum.

The museum has many paintings by Italian masters, works of art of the Ecole d'Avignon (as the portrait of Blessed Peter of Luxembourg) as well as religious sculptures. Workshops led by art historian permit to discover more about the history of collections. Exhibitions are held in partneship with the Palais des Papes. An acquisition policy can continuously enrich the Petit Palace with beautiful works of art.

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