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The Museum Vouland is the only museum specilised in decorative arts in Avignon and its region. It allows visitors to immerse themselves in the intimate atmosphere of a 20th century collector's residence. Its remarkable 17th and 18th century collection is presented in a 19th century mansion, a few steps away from the 14th century ramparts and the Rhône River. The garden to the south, unsuspected from the street, is a peaceful haven to enjoy after the visit of the house. The raison d’être of the museum is also to help visitors discover the arts of the region, both past and present, to which numerous exhibitions are devoted in contemporary rooms and within the museum to establish a constantly renewed dialogue with the decorative arts.

Established as a charity in 1977, the mission of this non-profit organisation is to support the activities of the Museum of Decorative Arts in the private mansion on rue Victor-Hugo in Avignon, to preserve and increase the collections, and to contribute to the promotion of the arts of Provence and Languedoc. Since its opening in 1982, the museum has significantly expanded its collections, in particular with paintings from the "New School of Avignon" which are regularly presented.

This garden through which the Canal de Provence is flowing, and whose cover was rebuilt in 2017, is conceived as a sensitive and sensory extension of the collections. It is being enriched over time with the desire to create an environment conducive to life and to preserve our natural heritage. It is a pleasant place throughout the seasons.

Prices

 

The entrance ticket gives access to the museum, the exhibition and the garden.

 

Standard : 6€

Reduced : 4€

Free for children under 12.

 / Vaucluse Provence Pass

/ Avignon City Pass

Guided tour : 

+ 2€ / person

Opening hours

 

From Tuesday to 

Sunday, 1pm to 6pm

From 2pm to 6pm from October to June

Closed in January,

May 1st, December 25th

From a curved corner cupboard to a bonheur-du-jour, from tapestries representing Mechisedech blessing Abraham to Diana’s return from the hunt, Parisian furniture, chandeliers, clocks, mirrors, Chinese objects, paintings, engravings, bring to life and blend together the luxurious interiors of an 18th century mansion and those of a 20th century bourgeois house. Among the various masterpieces of marquetry, we discover near a chest of drawers stamped Pierre Migeon IV, the travel box of Madame du Barry which contains a solitary tea set in vermeil (silver plated with gold) and soft Sèvres porcelain. The productions of the famous workshops of Moustiers, Marseille or Sèvres occupy a place of choice in the exceptional collection of earthenware and porcelain.

Born in Noves, near Avignon the food industry entrepreneur Louis Vouland was a businessman who from 1908 developed his food industry activities from Avignon to Madagascar. In 1927, he acquired the Villeneuve-Esclapon mansion in Avignon, and the first items of his decorative arts collection that he assembled over the years. In 1971, he bequeathed all of his property to the Fondation de France in order to create the Vouland Foundation and Museum, which opened in 1982.

Adress

 

Musée Louis Vouland

17, rue Victor Hugo

84000 Avignon

Phone : +33 (0)4 90 86 03 79  

musee.vouland@wanadoo.fr

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Vouland Museum Team

 

Odile Guichard

Curator – Director

 

Violaine Magny

Secretary and account assistant

 

Vanessa Blanc

Reception officer

 

Marthe Bachès

Reception, communications and mediation officer

Coline Robert

Tour guide, reception and mediation officer

Martine Lambert

Reception officer