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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 5 days ago via mobile

The palais is very grand and make good use of technology. Through the tablet guide on hand, visitor can view the past glory of each location, showing how it would have looked in the 14th century, as well as information on its uses. We had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jocelyn G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an example of how the Church used to rule in Europe. This Palace, housing maybe 200 servants and a single sovereign pontiff, takes up a looot of space. It is the largest Gothic style building in the world, and the Park surrounding it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the day-trip from Marseilles to Avignon, as the history of the French Papal Residences intrigued us. Sadly, the building has been gutted over the years, so is basically the shell of what it was, and not a lot of money sunk into it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ritch L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As luck would have it, it started to rained as soon as we walked into palais des papes. While it rained outside, we enjoyed the virtual tour of what once was a pretty decadent palace. Worth the visit- buy the package ticket that includes pont...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoobob2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price of entry is quite reasonable. The audioguide is actually a tablet. It tracks your movement throughout the palace and can play the tracks automatically. You can scan the "time portals" then look through the tablet screen to see a recreation of what the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The overriding winner in touring this museum was the wonderful digital mini iPad like audio guide that everyone had as part of the cost of the entry ticket. The commentary would start when you entered a room or area and you were also then encouraged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fi K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 3rd visit in 20 years. It is a critical part of the often overlooked 'Papal schism' when Rome had 2 then 3 Popes -at the same time - battling for head of the Papacy. Seven Pope's re-located in Avignon for a period...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hopefulspin9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palais des Papes should be the main highlight of a visit to Avignon. It is simply outstanding to behold as a massive medieval edifice. It stands as one of those significant historical landmarks in the history of France and Christendom. It is still majestic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had reservations about whether to tour inside as I was told that the rooms are quite bare. However, to my surprise, they've used the best of technology to bring the place alive. You get a personal I Pad and earphones. As you walk around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Normanzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my family to the Pope Palace in Avignon last summer and I was stunned ! It's amazing how after all these years, it's still beautiful and it's really impressive. The walls are huge and the seillings are painted with beautiful designs on...More

Date of experience: July 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.
15 June 2017|
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no it is not.