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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 today

Pricey entrance, but worth every penny as there is an interactive game like geolocation guiding system with Huawei pad and VR which explains throughout the tour, had a lot of fun!

Thank Alterna19
Reviewed today

I've been to many museums - including many religious-history based ones - and this was by far the most advanced while also approachable self-guided tour I have ever done. Being able to walk into a room to learn its history but also picture what the...More

Thank smorris228
Reviewed today via mobile

Spectacular history, architecture, art, gardens, views all in and around the palace. Recently held 360-degree projection show in the courtyard of the main palace, Vibrations; often events happening there or at the Musée du Petite Palais. Amazing medieval structure to behold!

Thank Lori S
Reviewed today

First of all, the Histopad that is provided might just well be the best tool I've ever experienced. Instead of just an audio-guide, this tablet allows you to see, in real-time 3D video, what the rooms looked like centuries ago with all their adornments and...More

Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely day at Palace of the Pope, no large crowds . The audio is a little confusing . Probably best to have a guide

Thank Filzmoos
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Palau’s itself is worth the visit, but the virtual reality sets (although they may take an initial 10 minutes to figure out) add depth to the experience by helping to understand what the Palau’s looked like decorated and used.

Thank LindaReston_VA
Reviewed yesterday

We spent a very pleasant afternoon exploring the Palais des Papes. The building is beautiful and expansive but the best thing about the tour is the tablets that help you experience the palace along the way. The tablets provide you with an audio guide, as...More

Thank rmackinnon13
Reviewed yesterday

This is one historical location that I have always wanted to see. It is not well furnished due to years of changes. You see many of the large public rooms that were used and some of the frescoes that still can be seen. The Pope’s...More

Thank mdh2040
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The largest surviving Gothic palace in Europe, Palace of the Popes is grand. Seven popes ruled from here, making this the center of Christianity for nearly 100 years. (1309-1403, French Popes didn’t want to move to Italy). It looks more like a fortress from outside....More

Thank Frances Q
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

입장료는 12유로 였지만, 볼거리가 풍부했고 특히 히스토패드가 있어서 아주 흥미로웠습니다~ 아이들도 무척 좋아할것 같아요. The admission fee was 12 euros, but it was very interesting to see, especially because there was a histo pad. I think children will love it.

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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
15 June 2017|
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Response from Lucyartist | Reviewed this property |
no it is not.