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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)

Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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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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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even as a raging atheist, this palace is a must see. Great guided "histiopad" tablet tour, multiple languages throughout the exhibits. Lots to see and a great sunset view from the top. Well worth the price.

Thank Benjallen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place uses location sensing to get you the right messages about the rooms. It was really well done and had rich extras to fill out the overall approach. There was also a unique art show which coexisted and contrasted the historic milieu. It would...More

Thank Breach21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Palais des Papes during our recent trip to France. It was the home of the pope before it was moved to the Vatican. If you like history or religion then this is a must see.

Thank Moondoggie317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pope's Palace lead me to the Catholic World in the past. I can feel their time of glory and greatness in the past. It seduce me to visit 2 times during my stay in Avignon. A good recommendation to visit for story lovers, history seekers...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch out, you could get lost here. The guided audio tour offered with admission tells all you need to know about the stay of the popes here in the 1300's. As you enter each room, the narrative helps you imagine what happened there. The room...More

Thank InternationalKG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in Avignon and definitely with a tour guide to explain the history and architecture. It is quite a complex and so interesting, however I found the recent addition of modern artwork housed in the Palace to be quite distracting to...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-presented and audio tour guide included which makes quite a difference. Interesting and quite extensive.

Thank petergY1235AU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to see the Pope's Palace since my college days when my history of Europe course described Avignon and its importance during the 1300's when the Popes were French for almost a century. The palace is massive and we enjoyed walking through the...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying in Avignon you must visit the Palace of the Popes, particularly if, like us, you are Roman Catholics. The buildingb itselfv is marvellous and I do not think hat I have had a better audio guide than the one they provide,...More

Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really worth the visit. Interactive audioguide that keeps adults and children occupied! The audioguide has a time travel feature that allows you to see most of the rooms as they were in the early 14th century. Combine a ticket of the Palais des Papes with...More

Thank Nico L
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Iwona O
14 June 2017|
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Response from delilah5 | Reviewed this property |
from what we saw it was okay for wheelchairs, but it is quite a hike from the popular chain hotels which are all about a km away!!
24 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.