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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
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed yesterday

The exterior of the palace is magnificent; the interior is mostly empty. I took the tablet & headphones tour of the palace. I found it more annoying than informative. The novelty of holding the tablet to view what a room looked like in the 14th...More

Thank Fran727
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full of history, great if you enjoy such details .. france is a wonderful place to visit so relaxed, weather hot.. hot .. hot .. wine fab .. food can be pretentious and expensive , but in all totally fab !

Thank happydaysgal
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with tour offered by MSC cruise line. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The Popes Palace is amazing. Plan to spend at least an hour here. There are some stairs and uneven surfaces. Bathrooms are available inside the property.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Pope's Palace while on a Viking River Cruise. Our city guide was excellent and very informative. It is a bit of walking up to and through the site. The structure is in excellent condition and well maintained. Beautiful architecture. We were able to...More

Thank edmsgt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was included with our river cruise and if truth be told, I'd rather have spent the time people watching from one of the many cafes in the main square. The building is gloomy and hard to imagine being used for anything, having the ambiance...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we really enjoyed the whole experience. The site is well maintained, clean and staff are really friendly.

Thank lecalabash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great double feature art and historical exhibit. The interactive audio guide makes this tour unlike any other. Plan a half day if you want to see everything.

Thank kateo1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

The admission price is very reasonable and the place is easily accessible from the train station. The condition of the structure is very good and the audio is tripped as you go. Very interesting. No big problems, enjoyed the visit.I highly recommend it.

Thank jaynorris10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even as a raging atheist, this palace is a must see. Great guided "histiopad" tablet tour, multiple languages throughout the exhibits. Lots to see and a great sunset view from the top. Well worth the price.

Thank Benjallen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place uses location sensing to get you the right messages about the rooms. It was really well done and had rich extras to fill out the overall approach. There was also a unique art show which coexisted and contrasted the historic milieu. It would...More

Thank Breach21
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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.