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Palais des Papes

Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 32 74 32 74
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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 area, the Musée de l'Oeuvre, wich presents the development and history of the building since it was build. Ranked as UNESCO world heritage.
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Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed today via mobile

Good value for money. Enjoyed using the Histopad for added bits of information and history ... also good to be able to move around at your own pace. Great views from the top terrace

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Reviewed yesterday

The visit is worth the 12 euro per person ticket price. I highly recommend that you take the "Histo-Pad" that is INCLUDED in your ticket price. It might seem strange, but it definitely adds a lot to the experience. In addition to the visuals, there...More

Thank Rich C
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Reviewed yesterday

We had visited the Palais des Papes on or first visit here close to 20 years ago. The new iPod guided tour tablets are a new addition and made seeing the buildings much more interesting and informative. A must to visit in Avignon.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed yesterday

The palace is stunning. What a tremendous reconstruction. And, the audio guide is really well done. Concise, informative descriptions of the rooms in period.

Thank Ada B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been here (Avignon) for a day and visited this Palais for 2 hours. It’s a bit expensive at first but Really impresive. For the little kids (or big kids) there is a little game in Every room via there ipad. And via this...More

Thank Tacha V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very impressive work of architecture with fascinating history - take the time to read the information cards placed around the building. The palace offers great views of Avignon. We personally didn’t bother renting the iPad-like guides that people point around the room, so we...More

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolutely amazing place to visit with an extraordinary history. The tablets that use Augmented Reality to show you what the various rooms would have looked like in the middle ages was extremely well done and the views from the top are spectacular. Not to...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history is thick in this town. The papal palace, housing the popes who had to leave Rome and then who governed over the great schism is a fascinating piece of history, well documented in this massive building and square.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

They give you iPad like tablets that when help up show the rooms as they were in the heyday of the palace, bunch of other fun gimmicks to to keep the kids involved.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Any trip to Avignon should include this historic site. While the furniture, art, and tapestries are long gone, enough remains for you to get a sense of palace in its heyday. Tip - the cruise ship crowds start lining up before the opening. Let them...More

Thank Robin D
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Iwona O
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.
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jkay510
24 October 2016|
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Response from trishann4 | Reviewed this property |
Easy. You would get near the Pont d Avignon and if you go to the bridge information shop you can buy a ticket to go on the bridge and straight into the Palais. Enjoy.
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