While visiting Avignon, we would walk down the Rue de la République at least twice a day. On our third day we noticed the sign for the Musee Lapidaire and decided to peek inside and see what was behind those doors.
OH MY……….the collection was breathtaking! The gentleman at the desk seemed quite surprised to have visitors…..the place was empty!
Since 21 June 1928, it is classified as a historical monument.
Inside, amid he surprisingly simplistic interior, the is an astounding display of everything from amphora to grave markers, or stele from local archeological sites.
The objects of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan, and the Gallic art are varied, vases, statues in low relief, or lamps.
Some Etruscan tombs are also available.
We spent several hours in the museum and so enjoyed this amazing collection. The entire time we were inside, not one other person entered, yet in the street, hundreds walk past the doorway!
We were quite content to have our private museum accompanied by our three singing muses………
Should you ever be in Avignon, do not walk past these doors and miss this incredible place
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