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The collections  

Very few regions possess as many treasures as the museums of the Gard Provençal. It has four museums devoted to painting and sculpture, another to archeology, and another to Mediterranean pottery. The first five are under the direction of a departmental curator. According to this curator, le Gard is unique in its management of collections of different statuses: Four are municipal, and one is regional. Each one offers significant finds.
 The Albert André Museum in Bagnols sur Cèze exhibits modern and contemporary paintings (Matisse, Renoir, Bonnard...) The Léon Alègre Museum, also in Bagnols sur Cèze, is devoted to archeology. In Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, the Pierre de Luxembourg Museum, housed in a cardinal's magnificent palace, boasts a wide range of Proveçale paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as two masterpieces: the 15th-century "Coronation of the Virgin" and an ivory sculpture of the Virgin Mary from the early 14th century.
In the beautiful Maison des Chevaliers, located in Pont-Saint-Esprit, you can see the Sacred Art Museum of the Gard, which presents a cultural approach to Christian sentiment in the West. In the same town, the Paul Raymond Museum brings together several municipal collections and presents a Benn exhibition.
The village of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, as its name indicates, has a long tradition of transforming the earth. It houses the Mediterranean Pottery Museum, which presents a beautiful collection from both shores of the Mediterranean.