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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
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When in the beautiful walled city of Avignon it's a must to visit the Pope's Palace. We had a guide who shared lots of great information and anecdotes. That said, I was kind of wishing we had done the self guided tour when I saw...More

Thank Annjo2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Papal Palace in Avignon has had many lives over the years since the occupation by the Pope ended. A unique tablet audio/virtual video tour available to guests does quite well at making the history come alive even though the palace is mostly an empty...More

Thank WheelsUp17
Reviewed 2 days ago

The iPad audio visual self guided tour is the best I have ever seen. Its interactive, has optional parts you can view, and even has a game. Sadly my ipad or game was broken and I could not complete that portion, but the game is...More

Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating spot to visit,it was the home to 7 Popes in Avignon,while,for about 100 yrs,another Pope ruled in Rome! Well worth a visit and you can get a ticket for the Palace and 'The Bridge'

Thank 853barry
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the heart of papal history for France - fortunately we had learned of the importance before we toured the palace. A superbly sighted castellated and fortified palace built in glowing stone. Enter through huge courtyard and into the main rooms which are impressive....More

Thank Freedom810070
Reviewed 5 days ago

Of course if you're in Avignon, you'll want to visit the Papal Palace--it has a place in history having housed popes for 400 years--some years there were competitor "popes" in other places.. We did not go to the near by medieval museum that housed treasures...More

Thank drjlever
Reviewed 6 days ago

Day 6: Left the Mediterranean towns for the hilltops and mountains of western Provence. Avignon (pronounced Avinyon) is a medieval town on the bank of the Rhône River with a historical significance in Christendom. Pope Clement V fled to Avignon in 1309 as conflicts intensified...More

Thank NS_Ottawa
Reviewed 6 days ago

The light show at Palace des Papes is well worth the visit. Don't worry about getting there too early to be the first ones in. It doesn't matter where you stand to see the show.

Thank magcimms
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fantastic sight to wonder over and be amazed. Superb architecture and stone masonry. an absolute must see when in Avignon.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks great from the outside - very impressive,Inside there is not a lot ! Worth a visit and great for photographs.

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Barrie G
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.
Iwona O
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.