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Palais des Papes

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Address: Place du Palais, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33-4-32-74-32-74
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Interesting but a bit expensive

Being the prime tourist attraction in Avignon, I guess I was expecting a little more. Especially because it cost €9 for a 17 year old (so this was the discounted price) I thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being the prime tourist attraction in Avignon, I guess I was expecting a little more. Especially because it cost €9 for a 17 year old (so this was the discounted price) I thought there may be a little more to do than there was, and more to see. That being said, what I did see was interesting, and the view... More 

Thank IonaWilson99
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sheer monumentalism of a vast gothic building and its historical importance, architectural and clerical. Amazing. Must go and Must donate to keep preserving such beauty!

Thank Doro C
Odessa. ukraine
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A grand palace is almost empty from the furnishing , but nevertheless it is worth visiting : historic events are reported when you use portable earphones

Thank Marina K
Farnham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to see with great audio guide. I was totally unaware that many popes had lived in Avignon. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ray G
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the history buff this is a great place to visit. However I found the tour a bit on the boring side. I would skip the tour.

Thank Brian C
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning building with a very interesting audio guide tour. There's a small café at the top of one of the towers.

Thank L_Braybrook
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Same attraction as number one in the list Big and impressing from outside dull and uninteresting inside Two or three nice rooms which were not completely destroyed

Thank Moshe D
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is huge. It starts out very interesting, but as I made my way through the endless series of rooms, eventually I just wanted to be done already. Nonetheless, I think it's worth the trip, especially if you are interested in getting a sense of Avignon's history.

Thank courtneyrs
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very simple inside not too fabulous but requires attention for its humongous display of typical arches build by the Romans, history told us that this is the exact home for the popes during the time they were trying to kill by their enemies-a safe haven for them.

Thank Jun J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have been to Avignon, but the 1st time we brought our 18 yr old niece. We did the Palais. Interesting and it orientates you to the area, it's history and current day importance in the area. It's huge and the audio tour keeps all ages interested.

Thank Lynne W

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