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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 2 weeks ago

Be sure to get either a live guide or the electronic guide. This is a huge property so take your time and enjoy each nook and cranny. Historically speaking, it's a magnificent building and ought not be missed.

1  Thank 88suzyq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly impressive palace with a rich history. Little of the original interiors remain, but exhibitions of modern art actually do a good job in adding to the experience. Furthermore, the palace offers excellent audio guides which give a rich background to the history of...More

1  Thank Arcoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Avignon in October and naturally Palais des Papes was on our list of places to visit. I was impressed with the state of the building shell, but was very disappointed that it had been stripped bare inside and there was very little to...More

1  Thank _ragarratt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palais des Papes was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century when Avignon became the Papal See in 1309, due to the Pope fleeing the violent chaos of Rome. Amazingly, the Palace was built in less than twenty years, starting in 1335,...More

2  Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had known that the catholic church had moved the holy see to France but had never visited the fortress or really knew the history. We went on a lovely guided tour through the palace of popes and received a wealth of history. Definitely, if...More

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

be sure to get the iPad, it truly takes you to another time and place showing you photos of Palace as it would of looked during the time of the popes. that was the best!

1  Thank Gail P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re ever in Avignon then i absolutely recommend you stop by to visit this beautiful Gem, the architecture is impeccable and the area is filled with restaurants and coffee shops, we visited both by day and night and we absolutely loved it! Perfect location...More

Thank ana_leon1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I purchased a combo ticket to the Palais des Papes and to the Pont d"Avignon. We enjoyed both tours on a day with excellent fall weather. We used the audio tour and it was quite good however, one stopped working toward the...More

Thank PWC148
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had I known that most of the finery of the Pope's Palace had been removed and was in the nearby museum I think that's where I would have spent my time. I only had time for one place. There was a street musician saxophone player...More

1  Thank snowman3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an interesting hour or so in the Pope's Palace. Electronic tablets have very recently been introduced and these greatly added to the experience, enabling us to understand more easily what the interior of the building would have looked like in the 1300s. The...More

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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.