Vaucluse Tourism Highlights

Opening of the Inguimbertine in Carpentras

Welcome to the only museum-library in France! It opened on November 4 in Carpentras and bears the name of its founder, Mgr d’Inguimbert, humanist bishop and visionary of Carpentras in the eighteenth century and also the creator of the Hotel-Dieu (former hospital). It holds some incredible manuscripts and objects, such as the “Judaica Collection”, recalling the history of the “Jews of the Popes”.

For now, only the first phase of the work is completed, but curious souls and lovers of beautiful renovations will rush to contemplate this undeniable success. In the completely redesigned areas of the venerable Hôtel-Dieu (1840), get ready to discover a library divided into several areas for all ages, all kinds of reading and all sorts of activities – including games consoles.

There’s also a spacious mezzanine bathed in light at noon, and, imperturbable in the midst of the readers, large masterpieces and pieces of art. And that’s not all: a terrace and two hanging gardens await, to welcome readers in the summer months.

It all goes to show that culture can be in harmony with innovation, society, tourism, and local life…

Inguimbertine, in Carpentras


The Museum-Library holds exhibitions.

Inguimbertine in Carpentras

Reading Room

on the mezzanine level


Musée-Bibliothèque L’Imguimbertine
180 place Aristide Briand
84200 Carpentras

Contact the curator:
Jean-François Delmas
T. 33 (0)4 90 63 04 92

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