Musée du Petit Palais
Even if you don’t have time to explore every nook and cranny of the huge complex of buildings that make up Avignon’s Archbishop’s Palace, you should definitely pay the Musée du Petit Palais a visit. The buildings are stunning, inside and out, and they are a fine example of the architecture typical of Avignon’s old town. The museum itself focuses mainly on Italian and Provençal artwork, from stone carvings to paintings and sculptures dating from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance. The permanent collection is vast and is beautifully displayed, but keep an eye out for the impressive temporary exhibitions.