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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)

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Address: 6 rue de la Pente Rapide C Ansidei, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number:
049027500
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The residence of the soveriegn pontiffs in the 14th century is the largest...

The residence of the soveriegn pontiffs in the 14th century is the largest Gothic Palace in the world. 25 areas to visit : ceremonila halls, chapels, cloister, the Pope's provate apartments with their priceless frescos, as well as a scenographic area, the Musée de l'Oeuvre, wich presents the development and history of the building since it was build. Ranked as UNESCO world heritage.

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Interesting architecture

Interesting architecture throughout this palace. An interesting exploration through the history of the Popes abandoning Rome for Avignon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting architecture throughout this palace. An interesting exploration through the history of the Popes abandoning Rome for Avignon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Popes Palace is an impressive building situated in a high position overlooking Avignon and the river Rhone, with great views from the top.We spent a couple of hours exploring the palace using the excellent audio guide - highly recommended. Although the rooms are empty, there are many information panels and audio visual presentations (with seating - very useful for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before Vatican was the formal residence of the Pope, Avignon was official residence in the middle age. During the visit through the immense palace's galleries information is given about the history of this building. The full price is 11 euros and they accept international student cards when acquire a price-reduced ticket (9 euros).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

cool place, great feeling of history and everything at a good pace - in and out in 1.5hrs and not too inundated with too much history. really interesting and no queues or waiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walking through the palace, audio device was really good - enjoyed getting an understanding of the history of it. Would recommend when in Avignon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't anything to see but rooms. It would have been nice if it had furniture of that period. Over 200 steps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the palace is perhaps its most interesting aspect of the building. Built as a stage to promote the power of the Popes who lived there after fleeing Rome. Take your time to enjoy the audio-visual presentations (with English subtitles), and read the many displays. They really help you interpret why the building is where it is and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would absolutely recommend visiting Palais des Papes - give yourself some time before closing to explore all the grounds, and being at the top of the palace around sunset is magical. It'll take some time to walk through all the different rooms and read the panels, but you can go straight to the top if you want to get... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avignon is a wonderful place to visit with lots to see and do. We have been twice and would go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the history associated with the palace. There's lots to see. We went in October so it wasn't too busy. Lots of steps!

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