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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 21 May 2016 via mobile

As we travel through Europe putting the puzzle of religious scope & power together this is a good piece to explore. The building itself is the attraction & they have done a very good job of filling in the empty space with good audio information....More

Thank Chicaree
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Tour of gardens gives good views overlooking Rhone River valley, and tour inside exposes one to the history of Popes in Avignon and of the competing popes here and in Rome.

Thank NH_Joe
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Visiting the Pope's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is breathing history in every room you step into. Different architecture styles are mixed since the different parts of it were added over time, every time a new pope took office. Get the audio-guide, and take...More

Thank Monica_Furtado
Reviewed 20 May 2016

very good to see, a good attraction once your'e in avignon. must take a look around it, not just one part, then continue on to the bridge. good experience

Thank panaspornn
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Impressive from the outside but disappointing inside. The building was used as a barracks in the 19th century leaving it without much of its grandeur. Fairly well provided with English translations of the literature.

Thank Gregofhadstock
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is so with a visit to view this wonderful historic building. It is certainly a centre piece of Avignon. However, it is not great for very young children and at times gets crowded with tour groups. Do try to explore every space within the...More

Thank HiddenCaviar
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Papal Palace in Avignon is worth visiting just to see the scope of this immense structure. The sumptuous furnishings of the papal years in the medieval era are long gone and what remains is sparse, but you get the opportunity to learn about the...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 20 May 2016

As a museum professional I give a big thumbs up to this site, which helped define Avignon's place in the world at a critical period in French history. You should allow a couple hours for the tour, and by all means take advantage of the...More

Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Extensive site. Good audio commentary although there is information in various languages in each room. Ticket covers Pont d'Avignon as well. At least one hour visit; can be longer depends on level of interest in the detail.

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We loved the old town of Avignon. Try to stay within the wall and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this great old city. You can walk from the old train station across the street and enter the old city and never need...More

Thank austinbiker
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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.