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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 via mobile

Had to walk past this from my car park to my hotel. Wow what a structure. The architecture in Avignon is just amazing.

Thank Froggit01
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ednaenglish
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank ToddyLegs
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank mikegmccann
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Rolawelt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank LondonViolinist
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit here is a must and one of the main reasons to visit Avignon. The tour is extensive and the modern art compliments the history. Allow good 3 hours to look round and include a stop for ice cream in the cafe on the...More

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank beachlife51
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank jack_the_beast
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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.