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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)
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Ranked #1 of 97 things to do in Avignon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 21, 2014

There are many things you can see in this palace from art collection to huge hall. Best enjoyed with an audio guide. You can also see a good view of whole Avignon from the top of the tower. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Shouheng L
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The historical value of the Palais goes without saying. Much of it would have been lost on us had we not had the excellent services of Catherine d"Antuono - tour designer at provence-travel.com. Her associate Marjolaine provided such an excellent tour of history and culture that I cannot imagine doing it without her. If you're truly interested, spend the money and have the guide. You will indeed by pleased.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Palais des Papes in Avignon was home to a number of Popes between 1309 to 1377. Clement V transformed what was a modest episcopal building into the present magnificent Palace. In spite of it being occupied by the Army etc, the building has been well renovated. There is a charge for entry, unfortunately I do not know how much as my wife & I were cruising with Viking & we toured the Palace with a Group from the Viking Buri.

Thank BrianB321
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

I missed out one trip here over 30 years ago due to bad weather and only now had the opportunity to visit.... well it was worth the wait. To think the palais was built in the 14th Century is amazing and it was stood the test of time well.

Although over the centuries the palais has been stripped of many of its wonderrful frescos, those that remain suggest it must have looked wonderful in it's day. The size of many of the vaulted rooms and the detail which they put in to the stonework is amazing. We used the audio guide which gave us lots of additional information about it's history and how later occupants changed the palais.

A climb up to the veiwing area at the top of one of the towers provides a wonderful view over the rooftops to the countryside beyond and gave us our first glimse of the famous bridge.

There are many many stairs, I wouldn't recomemnd it for those who find stairs difficult.

Thank Cath R
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a must see attraction and best to buy a ticket to the Pont d'Avignon as well as its a good deal. The tour is very good with plenty of information in each room in English, French, German and Spanish. However the tour is let down by the audio tour (2 Euro) which is not as interesting as it could have been. The trick with audio is to get the visitor to engage. This one doesnt do this. Thats a great pity as its a building in need of love.

Thank HughDownie
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