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Palais des Papes

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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...more
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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed today

We spent a very pleasant afternoon exploring the Palais des Papes. The building is beautiful and expansive but the best thing about the tour is the tablets that help you experience the palace along the way. The tablets provide you with an audio guide, as...More

Thank rmackinnon13
Reviewed today

This is one historical location that I have always wanted to see. It is not well furnished due to years of changes. You see many of the large public rooms that were used and some of the frescoes that still can be seen. The Pope’s...More

Thank mdh2040
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The largest surviving Gothic palace in Europe, Palace of the Popes is grand. Seven popes ruled from here, making this the center of Christianity for nearly 100 years. (1309-1403, French Popes didn’t want to move to Italy). It looks more like a fortress from outside....More

Thank Frances Q
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

입장료는 12유로 였지만, 볼거리가 풍부했고 특히 히스토패드가 있어서 아주 흥미로웠습니다~ 아이들도 무척 좋아할것 같아요. The admission fee was 12 euros, but it was very interesting to see, especially because there was a histo pad. I think children will love it.

Thank Dreamer791018
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour of the Palais is excellent. Each visitor receives an iPad in their language. In each space when you hold the ipad in a vertical position, it shows the room as it looked in the 14th century. It is amazing to see this ancient...More

Thank mojomax
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When in the beautiful walled city of Avignon it's a must to visit the Pope's Palace. We had a guide who shared lots of great information and anecdotes. That said, I was kind of wishing we had done the self guided tour when I saw...More

Thank Annjo2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Papal Palace in Avignon has had many lives over the years since the occupation by the Pope ended. A unique tablet audio/virtual video tour available to guests does quite well at making the history come alive even though the palace is mostly an empty...More

Thank WheelsUp17
Reviewed 4 days ago

The iPad audio visual self guided tour is the best I have ever seen. Its interactive, has optional parts you can view, and even has a game. Sadly my ipad or game was broken and I could not complete that portion, but the game is...More

Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating spot to visit,it was the home to 7 Popes in Avignon,while,for about 100 yrs,another Pope ruled in Rome! Well worth a visit and you can get a ticket for the Palace and 'The Bridge'

Thank 853barry
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the heart of papal history for France - fortunately we had learned of the importance before we toured the palace. A superbly sighted castellated and fortified palace built in glowing stone. Enter through huge courtyard and into the main rooms which are impressive....More

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Barrie G
June 29, 2018|
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Response from nsander219 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about which day but would get there as early as you can to avoid the mid morning tour groups.
Iwona O
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.