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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)

6 rue de la Pente Rapide C Ansidei, 84000, Avignon, France
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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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6 rue de la Pente Rapide C Ansidei, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall, great place to visit. Would make time to walk to the bridge (Pont Saint-Bénézet) & purchase the tickets together. Try to spend some time in the garden (which is right next to it) where you can get wonderful city views.

Thank worldtravelbug17
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is best to use a guided tour if you can as you could miss a lot of the history of the palace. Quite a lot of steps so not too invalid friendly. If the evening light show is on then worthwhile seeing but get...More

Thank johartrog
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were surprised during our recent visit to Avignon to learn there are divergent ideas on the value of exploring the Pope's Palace. Some believe that because the interior lacks the period furnishings of a Versailles, for example, that it is not worth visiting inside....More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our last day and we was not disappointed! The architecture is phonominal and has a slight gothic vibe about it. Our children loved it here as much as we did! A MUST see!

Thank Rhiannon C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic Show! Great way to learn about the Pope's Palace History and feel like you are living it! The Light show is magnificent and the History accurate. Great time.

Thank Nora L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Avignon with this visit specifically in mind. The audio guides were a must do and really linked well with further video and audio information throughout the palace. Great history now better appreciated

Thank aquarianmark
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for the English speaking show at 22:00. The night-time visit to the palace combined with the impressive and impeccable light and sound show projected on all four of the walls makes this a highly enjoyable and definitely worthwhile experience for visitors in Avignon....More

Thank nikosioannidis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning display of wealth and architecture dating back to 1309. Its enormous structure and gardens are mesmerizing from every angle. Waking around the perimeter of the gardens will also provide a great view of the Pont du Gard. You can pay an...More

Thank Kiara S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Papal palace does quite a good job of setting out why there was a pope in France and a bit about the individuals. It includes quite a lot on the construction, destruction, and restoration of the palace through the centuries. We got the audio...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting architecture. I recommend a good guide like Marlene Boyer of Experience Provence to help you fully understand when and why the papacy was. Asked in Avignon.

Thank James S L
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Iwona O
14 June 2017|
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Response from delilah5 | Reviewed this property |
from what we saw it was okay for wheelchairs, but it is quite a hike from the popular chain hotels which are all about a km away!!
24 October 2016|
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Response from trishann4 | Reviewed this property |
Easy. You would get near the Pont d Avignon and if you go to the bridge information shop you can buy a ticket to go on the bridge and straight into the Palais. Enjoy.