Palais des Papes

Palais des Papes, Avignon: Hours, Address, Palais des Papes Reviews: 4.5/5

Palais des Papes
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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colin g
Rainham, UK958 contributions
Pleasant way to spend a couple of hours admiring skillsin construction and carvery
Oct 2021
Very well re done , the guide set was good too except for lack of holster which meant you had to carry it so photography was difficullt. Some of the art work in the chapels was stunning allow a few hours to bimble round.
Written October 20, 2021
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,263 contributions
see how the Popes lived in the 14th century
Sep 2021
What a great place to see! Had an informative tour guide - it is hard to imagine what a beautiful palace this was back in the 14th century.
Written October 5, 2021
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Rebecca A
Atlanta, GA193 contributions
Stunningly restored
Sep 2021
The site of the Avignon papacy has been restored and is well worth the visit for both those who are interested in medieval architecture or Catholic history.
There are, however, lots of stairs so be prepared. There are benches along the way to rest.
Well worth the visit
Written September 26, 2021
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rosana1500
Brussels, Belgium305 contributions
Palace of Pope
Sep 2021 • Friends
Were glad to see how well the Pope is. Palace is good maintain. 17 euro is not much, but the people of avignon is expected to be free of visit. The garden is smoll, much of the decor are gone. Use off the tablet can seem to see alikes the old days. If you been in Vatican palace, this is nothing at all.
Avignon self is wonderful day and night. Worthy of visit 2 days. Garden outside and surrounding areas is place to see.
Written September 22, 2021
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W795AVpeterb
Preston, UK3 contributions
Disappointing visit
Sep 2021
Large part of Palais not accessible. Only the very large rooms were available so no access to towers, Papal dwellings, kitchens etc.
Written September 20, 2021
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,516 contributions
Very impressive
Aug 2021 • Couples
I’m very impressive Palais, in architecture and in size, is definitely a must see. I’ve read many of the reviews here, and based on them we had enjoyed the outside only. during these Covid times we try to enjoy the outdoor spaces mainly. The square outside the palace is a very busy one, with street performances, little trains taking off visitors on tours, and many tourists resting on stone curbs. We had walked through the park to the top viewing area of the Avignon bridge, enjoyed the incredible view with hardly anyone there.
Written August 23, 2021
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FXC
1 contribution
Don’t take the guided tour tablet
Aug 2021 • Family
Great venue; however, do not bother with the guided tour tablet. It’s more a distraction than anything else. On the tablet, the virtual tour bit is better done from home and the audio tour bit is a repeat of the explanation boards found throughout the visit. It also includes a cornucopia of other features that don’t add any value in my opinion. Why come to this amazing place and spend time looking at a tablet instead of looking at the actual place?
Written August 20, 2021
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Vanda D
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands6 contributions
Very big place
Aug 2021
A historich place with a lot of information, Very interisting to see.
You must use the masquer and look around and it was a nice place to visit.
Written August 19, 2021
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betsyrichard
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Lovely Palace, lovely square, great shopping nearby.
Jun 2021
Beautiful! And the Spanish guitarist in the plaza was incredible. We made a whirlwind stop in the old city. The public plaza outside the Palais de Papes is where it's at in Avignon! The shopping is wonderful on the little streets nearby. Don't miss the Palais tour. It looks like it's been taken straight from a fairy tale. You'll be glad you did!
Written August 5, 2021
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Chevalierdepas
Wellington, FL1,227 contributions
Stay outside
Jul 2021 • Family
I don't usually write reviews of attractions, but, apart from a couple of painted rooms, all you see inside are empty rooms. The Popes took all that was inside back to Rome! Stay in the outside. It is more beautiful and free!
Written July 13, 2021
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  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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