234, boulevard Albin-Durand
Phone: +33 (0) 4 90 63 04 92

Bibliothèque Inguimbertine And Museums Of Carpentras

The biblioteque Inguimbertine and the museums of Carpentras form a single cultural institution, founded in 1745 by Dom Malachie d’Inguimbert, bishop of Carpentras. The origins of the library and museum collections are the same : this ensemble of manuscripts, monies, medals and paintings were assembled by d’Inguimbert in the 26 years he spent in Italy, and brought to Carpentras in 1735 at the time of his nomination.

Donations augmented the collection during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the collection today comprises the library, the fine arts (musée Duplessis), the decorative arts (musée Sobirats), traditions (musée Comtadin), and archaeology (musée Lapidaire).

 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

The collection consists of 250 000 volumes, of which 100 000 are ancient, 3 000 manuscripts, 16 000 prints and drawings, 4 000 periodicals, 6 000 monies and medals, 1 000 paintings, 300 sculptures, 1 500 art objects, and several thousand araeological pieces. The collections continue to be enriched thanks to donations and acquisitions.

Highlights from the museums include pieces from the cathedral Saint-Siffrein, several pieces by Pierre Parrocel (including « The Immaculate conception ») , 12 paintings by Joseph Siffrede Duplessis and a large selection of works by regional artists including Joseph Vernet, Gustave Doré and Etienne Billet. The collection also includes monies, medals, aristocratic portraits and porcelains.


2€ for both museums
Free to under 12s and students
Free to all on the first Sunday of the month

Free registration to Carpentras residents.
10 euros to local residents, 15 euros to outside residents
Free to under 14s

Opening hours

Library opening

Monday 14h-18h
Tuesday to Friday : 9h-12h ; 14h-18h
Saturday: 9h-12h

Museums opening

Open daily except tuesday
From April 1 to 30 September: the museums are open to all from 10h-12h ; 14h-18h

From 1 October to 30 March: the museums are open exclusively to groups of 10 or more people, with prior reservation, from 10h-12h ; 14h-16h

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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