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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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  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
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+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once we had got used to the technology of the tablet it was very informative and interesting. However the technology distracted from some of the exhibits. Must bring six-year-old grandson to explain how it all works.

Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting and imposing bbuilding. Also went to a wonderful light show here. Avignon is full of interesting history.

Thank norwich06
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Outstanding dive into the monument and its meaning substantiated with the help of the superb HistoPad, which makes augmented reality accessible to everyone. Visitors are guided through space and time with abundant information and an insight into the atmosphere, the ways and the motivations of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy historical visits, this is a nice site. They managed to give the old buildings’ visit a modern twist. Visitors receive a tablet that is filled with extra information and enhanced your visit virtually. Plan at least 2 hours for the complete visit....More

Thank jazzfang
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended the vibrations attraction. It was very clever and a nice end to our evening . Thought it was overpriced and not worth 24 euros .

Thank Devonbaggage
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Palais is impressive in it's own right - a wealth of history, vast architecture and just downright interesting. I was though, especially impressed by the guide that was free - it was an iPad, with headphones. The commentary kicked in automatically as you walked...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a day to spend in this beautiful city and decided to visit the Pope's Palace. Open between 9am-7pm, (last admission 6.30pm), we arrived around midday and it wasn't too busy (lunchtime for most!) so no queue on entry. I recommend buying the combined...More

Thank Susandbdb
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It isn't expensive and what you get with 15 Euros (Palais des Papes + Bridge) is great! Not only an audioguide but a tablet with alternative reality and a lot of interaction possibility. If you visited Avignon you have to go there! (A small advice:...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There can be a bit of a long line here when the tourist buses are in town, but allow yourself 2+ hours to walk around these amazing buildings.

Thank mdm1972
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning architecture and views. Easy to access on our way to viewing the Avignon bridge and the Rhone.

Thank Joanne74
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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.
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Iwona O
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.
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