Collection Lambert / Museum of Contemporary Art

Museums & Monuments

An exceptional heritage and contemporary site !

Yvon Lambert has donated to the French State an exceptional collection of major works from the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. Housed in two magnificent 18th-century townhouses in the heart of Avignon, the Collection Lambert presents ambitious exhibitions and a varied cultural and educational program, with the support of the French State, the City of Avignon, the Region, the Département and private sponsors.


€10.00 Free with the Pass!


5 Rue Violette
84000 Avignon

+33 490 16 56 21

  • Photographs are permitted without flash
  • Bags and bulky items must be placed in the lockers provided free of charge.
  • Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
  • Hall evacuation: 10 minutes before closing time
  • The museum is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25, and on Mondays and Tuesdays except in July and August.
  • Admission and Exit: admission ticket valid for the whole day
Horaires d'ouverture

Until June 28 
2pm - 6pm Wednesday to Friday (Mondays and Tuesdays, and mornings Wednesday to Friday, the Collection Lambert is open to groups by prior arrangement)
11am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
June 29 to July 21 inclusive
11am - 6pm daily (during the Festival d'Avignon)
 July 22 to August 31 inclusive 
11am - 6pm Tuesday to Sunday
September 1 to December 31 
2pm - 6pm Wednesday to Friday (On Mondays and Tuesdays, and Wednesday to Friday mornings, the Collection Lambert is open to groups by prior arrangement).
11 am - 6 pm Saturday and Sunday

The collection is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25, and on Mondays and Tuesdays except in July and August.

Collection Lambert, Museum of Contemporary Art

Founded on the historic donation of dealer and Collector Yvon Lambert, the Collection Lambert, museum of contemporary art, reopened its doors to the public in July 2015 after doubling its exhibition space. The hôtels de Caumont and Montfaucon now host a selection of works from the permanent collection (Sol LeWitt, Douglas Gordon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anselm Kiefer, Niele Toroni, Andres Serrano... whose works are presented in rotation) and temporary exhibitions by artists from the current art scene.



Monte di Pietà exhibition

From 22 June to 1 September 2024


An installation like a sanctuary of sorrows, where each donated object bears the memory of an injustice and refuses to be forgotten.
The fruit of a collaboration between Lorraine de Sagazan and Anouk Maugein, Monte di Pietà lays bare injustice and the pain it provokes. For the occasion, the director and set designer have collected some two hundred objects: these are linked to traumatic memories of violence or crime, but their owners have not been able to bring themselves to throw them away. Labeled and consigned, these objects accumulate in the space to create a "sanctuary of sorrow".

Collection Lambert
5, Rue Violette
84000 Avignon

Exhibition Alchimie de la rencontre - Works from the Collection Lambert

From 23 Jun 2024 to 5 Jan 2025


Like the squares of a game of goose, each room in the museum will bear a strong characteristic, evoking the rich history of this unusual institution. In this playful arrangement, works from different eras and of different kinds come together through their links with poetry, literature and art history. Amongst this bubbling of references, books, fictions and personal memories, some mysterious objects from neighbouring museums or borrowed from friendly collections will also be presented.

Collection Lambert, Avignon
5, Rue Violette
84000 Avignon