Beautiful palace. There was a very interesting exhibition of African art which was a good complement to the grand surrounding of the palace.
About Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)
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this palais was simply stunning. we visited as daytime trippers and for a night light show event. both were spectacular and being able to wander around the old palace so extensively was a real treat. it was home to the Popes when exiled in Avignon...More
The papal palace was built at two different times and it is quite large. The rooms and ceilings are impressive in size. The most dramatic is the papal bedroom which retains the original painting. It is pretty amazing!
The only reason I am not grumpier about this is that I went on the one non-paying day of the year. A procession of massive empty rooms with unimaginative information. They tell you that Pope Clement was a patron of polyphony. Here is an idea:...More
This is a recommended stop in Avignon. It's the history that makes the Palaus des Papes important. Certainly you can simply read about the castle, but the enormity brings it all together. There is little of historical significance to see when you tour this structure,...More
Beautiful palace and a great exposition on right now with African artists. We didn't do the audioguide so cannot comment on it.
The castle looks like what it had become after the popes left: a military fortress. Absolutely no furniture or artifacts relating to the Avignon papacy are on display, most rooms are either empty or filled with modern sculptures that have no relation to the history...More
This is a very large building but some of the rooms are almost empty apart from exhibitions of modern artwork which sit quite oddly with the antiquity of the Palace. The history is interesting but there is a lot of it. You can tune in...More