Museum and Library Petrarca

Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch (1304-1374) retreated to Fontaine after the virtuous Laure refused his advances. All the better for literature, as he went on to write Canzionere, the first great lyric poem. In the Musée-Bibliothèque Pétrarque, drawings and engravings depict the thwarted love of poet and his beloved. Remarkable selection of writings by René Char illustrated by Zao Wou-ki, Braque and Vieira da Silva.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Rue Rive-Gauche de la Sorgue

Phone:

+33 4 90 20 37 20

Price:

3.50 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm; mid Mar-end May and early-mid Oct: 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm; mid Oct-Autumn school hols: 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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