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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 8 April 2016 via mobile

Great experience. History at every step. We used the hand held voice guide and made our way through the Palace. Take your time and enjoy the various presentations. Definitely a must see

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We loved visiting here. The audio guides are offered in different languages and as most things were in French and English, all our party improved their French :-)!

Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Learn most of the popes period in Avignon and the palaces. Most text boards are in French so to fully understand the history, the buildings and everything do pay for the audio guide (like 2-3 euros extra). It is a must for getting full value...More

Thank ChrilleMattson
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The buildings are enormous always wonder when they were so short th ceilings were so high. There have been many changes over the centuries and a lot of resoration but you get the idea of the scale of the palace. If you are short on...More

Thank pilotcoupleBrisbane
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Set aside 3 hours - this is a marathon. The long queues at the entrance also take time. Good information available in each room. Water is available half way round. Look out for the medieval ceiling painting. Also the huge altar at the eastern side...More

Thank Reverie7
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Well worth a wander around. It's been adapted and improved continually over the centuries, so you get to see a wonderful tangle of buildings. We didn't opt for the audio guide facility, but found the cards available in every room informative. The English versions were...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Such a historical building may be put to better use! It is a wonderful and huge building including several big halls (chapels) which could be used for exhibitions. It is overwhelming to consider that powerful popes roamed those rooms centuries ago.

Thank Godfrey G
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Pope's Place we stayed next door that was a plus. The palace itself was amazing the rooms are all empty it is huge great to see but do not think it is worth lining up for a hour plus too see we just walked in...More

Thank carolsM7485SY
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Wonderful tour - the art is amazing. The palace has been well preserved and the displays are quite special.

Thank JaneOllie
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Take your time to visit this place. Amazing history, in full restauration, so some rooms might not be accessible. Value for money, and do not forget the audioguide.

Thank TDB183
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Iwona O
Traveling with disabled lady, is the Pope's Place wheelchair friendly?
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!!
To Palace from cruise port?
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.