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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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Knew the history before I arrived and it was as expected. Wonderful architecture and our guide made all the difference in our visit. We were there right after the tourist season, so virtually had the place to ourselves on a misty day. Did not spend...More
The Avignon Palais des Papes now has a guided iPad tour with virtual reality which makes the overall experience fascinating! You can see what each room used to look like when in use, with interesting historical facts!
This Palace of the Pope's I think is a "must see" when visiting Avignon. There's so much history involved in the building, it's also in great shape and you can go as fast or slow as you like. They have interactive tablets available in many...More
The palais is very grand and make good use of technology.
Through the tablet guide on hand, visitor can view the past glory of each location, showing how it would have looked in the 14th century, as well as information on its uses.
This is an example of how the Church used to rule in Europe. This Palace, housing maybe 200 servants and a single sovereign pontiff, takes up a looot of space. It is the largest Gothic style building in the world, and the Park surrounding it...More
We took the day-trip from Marseilles to Avignon, as the history of the French Papal Residences intrigued us. Sadly, the building has been gutted over the years, so is basically the shell of what it was, and not a lot of money sunk into it...More
As luck would have it, it started to rained as soon as we walked into palais des papes. While it rained outside, we enjoyed the virtual tour of what once was a pretty decadent palace. Worth the visit- buy the package ticket that includes pont...More
The price of entry is quite reasonable. The audioguide is actually a tablet. It tracks your movement throughout the palace and can play the tracks automatically. You can scan the "time portals" then look through the tablet screen to see a recreation of what the...More