Had to walk past this from my car park to my hotel. Wow what a structure. The architecture in Avignon is just amazing.
About Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)
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Take plenty of time and have a guide to go through this historic property. Unfortunately, from my point of view, there are a great many distracting pieces of contemporary Art throughout the property, and they have nothing to do with the history or the architecture...More
Two adults and two teenage girls visited in august 2017. Very impressive architecture but very little inside. Could do so much more to bring the history to life. Too much pope stuff too. Yes I know it's important historically but the building was used for...More
An important experience with immense history. I suggest a visit to Carcassonne and the history of the Cathars followed by Avignon to see the Palais des Papes and there is an understanding of the intrigue and politics of the era.
We visited in the late afternoon after 5pm, which is clearly recommended. There were no queues at the time. The palace itself is impressive for the huge rooms. The downside is, that there are not much exhibits from the time of the popes. As such,...More
This was the most impressive light show I have ever seen. Ambitious in length and scope with excellent production values I felt it was well worth the modest €12 ticket price. As a couple in our 30s, we were worried when the queue consisted of...More
An amazing building inside and out. Although we had to queue to get in, once inside it didn't feel busy. Lots of space to walk around and look at the building and its contents. There was also another exhibition of sculptures which were placed around...More
This is a very interesting place, shrouded in immense history and intrigue. Take your time to admire the architecture and beautiful rooms. The quick films in each room are very informative. Be prepared to walk a lot and climb stairs.
The palace looks amazing from the outside, the various phases of the construction are clearly visible and the mix of style is fascinating. inside, the palace is quite empty, all the rooms are not decorated in any way, to the point that they put abstract...More