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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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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
Of course if you're in Avignon, you'll want to visit the Papal Palace--it has a place in history having housed popes for 400 years--some years there were competitor "popes" in other places.. We did not go to the near by medieval museum that housed treasures...More
Day 6: Left the Mediterranean towns for the hilltops and mountains of western Provence. Avignon (pronounced Avinyon) is a medieval town on the bank of the Rhône River with a historical significance in Christendom. Pope Clement V fled to Avignon in 1309 as conflicts intensified...More
We had a fantastic visit to the Pope's Palace, partly because of the brilliant visitor resource - an I-pad which came up with each room automatically and would show you what it looked like in the 13th century. It was completely brilliant and added hugely...More
We arrived by bus from Nimes due to an accident on an earlier train. The journey was a little uncomfortable with the driver cornering at a speed too high. However, when we arrived at Avignon we soon forgot the journey due to the site of...More
We took the tour of the Palais Des Papes on a rainy day. Even though you are mostly indoors you need your umbrella to cross the courtyard and climb the outdoor stars. Practical shoes are a must on the stone stairs.
The next day we...More