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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

Beautiful palace. There was a very interesting exhibition of African art which was a good complement to the grand surrounding of the palace.

Thank benrimaz
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Karen7
Reviewed 2 days ago

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!

Thank Mudge2011
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank mamascarlatti65
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a large palace but has no period furniture or furnishing just lots of different art. If your not into art I wouldn't bother.

Thank Mayrod1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful palace and a great exposition on right now with African artists. We didn't do the audioguide so cannot comment on it.

Thank StaceyT1981
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Cui B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Imagine, we thought we were going to see a cheesy light show, and instead we saw a work of art. Absolutely stunning

Thank Pelopidas M
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Gillian W
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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.