Great place to sit around in square or take the tour ,very interesting for history buffs or archetects
About Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)
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It's a chronicle of the time the Popes were stationed in Avignon rather than Rome. Then thanks to further political intrigue they had one in each city. If you read between the lines this is all about the politics that underpin the catholic church.
Partially restored this papal palace is a high point of any visit to Avignon. The interesting history, impressive interior and remaining frescos make it a must see on any tour of Province. The sheer size of the place certainly impresses as do the stories of...More
Interesting place to visit if you like these types of tours. It was a bit boring for my taste, but still very interesting for the history aspect.
Plenty of history dating from 14th century. This building has been well maintained and well worth a visit. Some stairs but not too difficult to get round.
The fact that the popes once decided to leave Rome and move to Avignon for almost a century might be per de surprising - but visiting the impressive palace they built themselves is even more interesting. A couple of hours well spent.
A special night out on our Scenic Tours River Cruise we dined out in the Palace to superb food and beautiful music. One of the best meals and nights out that we have ever had.
Allow 3 hours to do justice to the extensive collections throughout the two adjacent palaces. I avoid gift shops but in this one I bought two "treasures". Visit during les Luminessences and see the spectacle at night! The entire Dom area is a visual treat.
This was an incredible place with amazing history, the buildings are breathtaking and incredible how they were built in there time.