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Palais des Papes

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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...more
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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Avignon and Palais des Papes. A really unique experience. A lot of tourists in June as to be expected. Expensive entry fee but worth a visit. History like this is amazing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FoodieFitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was totally in awe of this building and the age of it, still standing, it is just a majestic sight! The whole area is huge, I love how it is enclosed with a wall, although driving around is pretty tricky when you don't realise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 261DARCY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What could have been a mundane traipse around an old building was changed into a very rewarding and interesting visit of this papal palace. Modern technology via an iPad lookalike allows visitors to see all around the inside of each of the rooms as they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic site that was the centre of Catholicism for just under a century. Very friendly guide/ ticket seller: he took an interest in us and our trip. Excellent technology to support and inform the traveller. You get a handheld iPad type device and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank H6794NVmichaell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can have an amazing history hour accompanied by an interactive tour guide. The place is very good organised with cafeteria and gift shop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cristinap809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning! The sheer scale and majesty of this monument is breathtaking. The palace history and it’s uses are well explained in the accompanying presentations. The building itself is well maintained and restored. It gives an insight into life in the papal courts of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 124mjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited once before on a warm day and much preferred that. In the winter, it can be cold walking through the museum and on the grounds outside, so bundle up. On the plus side, it was somewhat deserted when we visited. The iPad guides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place, enhanced by the iPad-assisted tour that helps you visualize the way it was in the time of the (very wealthy) popes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church castle is beautiful from the outside, but cannot be accessed, unless you want to enter a small chapel in the side. Still, it is a must see if visiting Avignon.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Knew the history before I arrived and it was as expected. Wonderful architecture and our guide made all the difference in our visit. We were there right after the tourist season, so virtually had the place to ourselves on a misty day. Did not spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 June 2018|
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Response from nsander219 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about which day but would get there as early as you can to avoid the mid morning tour groups.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.