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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
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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

The palace has an interesting history and the scale of this building is amazing. Audio guide was excellent. Must do

Thank Solo_Carol
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Several recent reviewers have commented on the issue of steps both inside and outside this Palais. Ignore them! Let common sense prevail. What would an old castle/chateau be without old stone steps everywhere? It would be a re-creation and not at all interesting. Take the...More

Thank 245GooNoo
Reviewed December 2, 2015

With its imposing architecture the palace itself is a superb example of Christian architecture which stands for over 8 centuries as a testimony of papal & European history. It stands at the center of the exquisitely designed and maintained gardens offering a wonderful, panoramic view...More

1  Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We are taken aback by the size of this building, how on earth it was built without today's modern appliances was intriguing - this is explained during the tour. Humbling, amazing, made a big impression on us. The tour was well sign posted and organised...More

Thank aileeninspain
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the Pope's Palace. The site is amazing, and there are so many rooms to explore. It truly shows the splendor that the Pope's lived in. The view from the top makes everything worthwhile. We aware that the tour includes a lot of...More

Thank David G
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Visited during a family trip to Avignon. Grounds and palace are very nice. Love the old city of Avignon.

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Reviewed November 27, 2015

Seat of the Papacy and Pontifical residence from 1309 to 1377, the Palais des Papes, the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Papal Palace, the biggest Gothic Palace in the world, and both a powerful fortress and a magnificent palace, was the seat...More

1  Thank FabioDiglio
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Avignon is a city in south-eastern France, famous for having been Seat of the Papacy and Pontifical residence from 1309 to 1377. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The historic centre, which includes the Palais des...More

Thank FabioDiglio
Reviewed November 26, 2015

You are probably familiar with the french song about the pont (bridge) of Avignon. But even if you are not, Avignon is a diamond worth touring. very much so, among the other treasures of Province France. Not only for the bridge, which only four of...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed November 25, 2015

Amazing place to visit, but you need to allow at least two hours. It is not a place to rush through. Try to listen to all of the audio and the additional information available in many of the rooms. Go early to avoid the tour...More

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Iwona O
June 14, 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!!
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jkay510
October 23, 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.
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