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Palais des Papes

Opens in 27 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 yesterday

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 2 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

Thank Freedom810070
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank drjlever
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank NS_Ottawa
Reviewed 4 days ago

The light show at Palace des Papes is well worth the visit. Don't worry about getting there too early to be the first ones in. It doesn't matter where you stand to see the show.

Thank magcimms
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a fantastic sight to wonder over and be amazed. Superb architecture and stone masonry. an absolute must see when in Avignon.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looks great from the outside - very impressive,Inside there is not a lot ! Worth a visit and great for photographs.

Thank flyinghigh1000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank MargalitPerry
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank GOG69
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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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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no it is not.