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Palais des Papes

Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Avignon
Type: Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Farmington, Connecticut
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167 reviews 167 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The tour of the palace was good but the real show stopper was the "Les Luminessences" that we saw one evening. So glad we took in the show. Definitely worthwhile! It was advertised as a monumental spectacle and it was!

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Lodz, Poland
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is just a 15 minutes away from a highway so don't loose opportunity to visit it . Huge complex of buildings on the bank of the Rhone river where popes used to live . Made of white stones both worth to stay 1 hour or whole day . Beautifull place for wal in any time of the year. Don't... More 

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France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I visited the Palais des Papes in November 2014. Avignon is very quiet and romantic in these days. No Festival, great! I visited the palace for the first time and actually was disappointed. It is a complex building with nothing but empty bare rooms. The audio guides are great and explain well the history of the buildings: many popes added... More 

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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The palace is massive and rich in history. The rain didn't deter visitors like me to wander from one place to another! You will spend hours admiring frescoes, relating the narrated stories to rooms etc. It's worthwhile to buy a ticket to visit both Popes Palace and Saint Benezet bridge. The view from bridge is breath-taking!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

for 12€ entry fee, you can have a look into an old palace with huge rooms. very few decorations. you need to be a big fan of such things. i found it boring and definitely not worth the entry fee.

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Lake Forest, California
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The immensity of this structure, inside and out, and its place in history put Avignon towards the top of our list of places to see in Provence. The audio guide, along with several visual presentations in many rooms, allowed me to capture the history of this structure and the nine popes that resided here during a trying time in the... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Since our son does not take to museums yet, we strolled the gardens, which are quite lovely. The view over the Rhone is wonderful. Plus, there is a playground to keep the young ones occupied. Great place for a picnic dinner to take in the sunset.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

good place to rest, sometimes with street performers. it's easy to get some food here with lots of restaurants to choose.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The size in it self is hard to grasp. Throw in the age and all the history. Just mind boggling. There are many stairs and many rooms. Be ready to walk, climb and view. The translation boards in most rooms are very helpful and informative.

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San Diego, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful Palace, great art . Lot's of religious artifacts (if you are into that kind of art) - It's a magnificent piece of history.

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