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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)

Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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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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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was so amazing. The virtual tour was fantastic. We used it to go through all the different rooms and even up to the roof top. I think we must’ve taken 50 pictures at least inside. Number one on the list to see in...More

Thank TV Gal J
Reviewed yesterday

If you want a little dose of history while enjoying the culture of Avignon, stop off at the Pope's Palace and take a journey back in time. The palace was easy to navigate and the audio guide really enhanced the experience. I would recommend going...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great morning spent exploring the Pope's Palace. Souvenirs a little expensive. Ticket included the Pont. The interactive computer tablet was great for extra information. English is limited in tourist locations in France.

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to the use of modern technology a visit to this medieval palace became a truly thought-provoking and fun experiance!

Thank kosiasta
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love history and all things French then you must see the palace. Absolutely worth the price of admission and the audio guide really gives you the full experience. Not many people realize that Rome was not always the seat of the popes or...More

Thank PatMike2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entrance is 12 euros but 100% worth it as you have a super easy to use audio guide with a tablet that show you lots of interactive video and other interesting feature, like viewing the rooms as they were back in the day. You...More

Thank Wilbaune
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed ( I was too late last time). Really great 2 hour walking around beautifully restored buildings with personal iPad showing what it looked like in 14th century with just right amount of commentary and music. Absolutely loved it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking a group of 33 on pilgrimage throughout France, it made sense to find time to see the Papal Palace...right? The tour was wonderfully executed, but even being aware of the history, seeing this Palace wasn’t what we had thought it would be. The Palace...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place to visit, full of history and incredible architecture. Can get very busy at times especially at lunch as outside in the square there are several large restaurants. Street artists and buskers also occupy the square. The road train which departs from the...More

Thank lifeforliving
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the popes palace but even more the technology for the self guide. The interactive iPad was the first we had seen and was brilliant. Very informative and interactive. The kids even had a treasure hunt to find.

Thank P R
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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!!
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jkay510
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.
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