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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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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
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
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
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
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
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