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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 1 week ago via mobile

Great history of the building and the men that lived within. The African art installation throughout the museum is also an fascinating juxtaposition with the ancient stone. The painted rooms of the palace is art itself. Be prepared this is overrun by tourists. There were...More

1  Thank Sara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

old wonderful Palais Popes there there in 13 century at that time there was two popes one in France and one in Rome Once a year there is a rose flower Show, not to miss it.

1  Thank Edward G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent building an easy walk from place d'Horloge the square in front of the Palace is full of artists and other interesting vendors. The museum is worth your time

Thank nancydI1359RU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but not ridiculously beautiful. Some nice frescoes and good explanations in English and French. Def feel I've crossed something off my non existent bucket list

Thank Kurtmiro
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you start you should get the double ticket to go onto the St Benizet bridge as well. The audio guide is not included in the price and not totally necessary as there is the same information in each room in many languages. The palace...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Palais des Papes on a recent trip to Avignon. My husband and I decided to do the audio tour. It was well done ane I recommend paying the extra to do the tour as you will get more out of the visit....More

Thank Tess N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating palace. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, and steps. You will follow a prescribed route. We headed straight for the tower which is actually not a rooftop view as some of the guidebooks suggest. It's worth the climb though but we ended...More

Thank MtDana2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Architecturally astounding, the only reason I'd give it four stars is the audio tour is a little wanting and not much but the structure really remains. The opening architectural movie is worth watching. Definitely go to the top for the panorama...More

Thank MDiggity3791
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the 'Palais des Papes' during our visit to Avignon. A fascinating few hours really helped by the audio guide. And take no notice of other comments - the African art exhibitions are excellent too! Some amazing, clever and thought provoking pieces.

Thank Fuzzbox100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkably well preserved 12thC building fit only for a Pope!! Adjacent to the famous Pont d'Avignon..if you travelled by Eurostar from the UK the back of your ticket has a two for the price of one offer for these sites..save at least €10 admission charge

Thank delilah5
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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 Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.
To Palace from cruise port?
23 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.