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Pope's Palace (Palais des Papes)

6 rue de la Pente Rapide C Ansidei, 84000, Avignon, France
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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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6 rue de la Pente Rapide C Ansidei, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place, impressive buildings but very very crowded. Absolute no access for wheelchairs as the roads are paved with stones and therefore terrible. All you can do is to sit at a terrace and enjoy the view. Really disappointed

Thank Mr_Dracia
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a type of architectural structure where you feel there could be a phantom around the next corner. The castle is massive and shows clearly who had money, political power and positon in those days. Besides from being religious icons, I don't think the...More

Thank btglobetrotter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spend the extra two euros to get the audio guide as it really brings the experience to life. Fascinating place and it is very well organised. Loved it and fantastic views from the top

Thank bintley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a big impressive building and if you want to know who built which bit when then you will have fun. I had hoped to get a better understanding of the politics and circumstances around the schism of the Catholic Church which led to...More

Thank ruthiecoop
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice exterior. Couldnt be bothered to stand in line to see the inside. Very grand obviously. Walked around the surrounding gardens and saw the view which was nice.

Thank Bri T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here and saw many items from 13th century really work seeing. Lots of steps though but can be done fairly easily

Thank Paulbd47
Reviewed 6 days ago

I guess it`s a must see if you are in Avignon, the building dominates the city. The exterior is extrodinary, the gardens are beautiful. There is n`t much to see inside though, the building is empty except for an art exibition but I found the...More

Thank Lidija_DD
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting more from the Pope's palace. The building is interesting, but the visit of the palace drags on and is not suitable for children or people with difficulty walking.

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was attractive to us because of its history, we enjoyed the visit mostly because of its history more than because of what you can see there, not much of original furniture or anything left, but we thought it was worth going and we...More

Thank Mariannemolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view as you come around the corner and first see the Palais des Papes was amazing. It was completely worth the side trip from Marseille just to see it, but you do not need all day in Avignon. I booked my return ticket for...More

Thank schuh17
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Iwona O
14 June 2017|
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Response from delilah5 | Reviewed this property |
from what we saw it was okay for wheelchairs, but it is quite a hike from the popular chain hotels which are all about a km away!!
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.