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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 6 days ago

We were here in January and my only advice if you are visiting this Palais is to dress warmly! There is no heat and the building is very cold and as it is very large you can plan on spending several hours here. The history...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The continental historical implications of France's ties to Italy through a series of popes, and of lesser significance, the stages of building the palace, are all highlighted effectively with videos and postings. At the last room, there is a choice between exit (steps going down)...More

1  Thank Commenter-02134
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The palace offers plenty to see , each room has information in several languages as well as some with video presentations .There was an exhibition of African art being displayed when we were there . We were able to buy a duel ticket for the...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long long ago, Avignon was not part of France but did have a long period of being the home of the Popes! Eventually there were 2 popes - one in Rome and one in Avignon and then back to Rome with Avignon left with the...More

1  Thank samster396
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joint ticket with famous bridge. Complete double tour of lower and upper floors. Currently an exhibition of African inspired art. Good displays showing history and story of the palace development and restoration. Allow 2 hours.

Thank PeterH_and_LizB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pope's Palace is very impressive externally, but internally it was a bit of a disappointment. We had to dodge around scaffolding set up inside and after seeing through many of the bare rooms, I decided to leave and asked an attendant the way out....More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history of the building and the men that lived within. The African art installation throughout the museum is also an fascinating juxtaposition with the ancient stone. The painted rooms of the palace is art itself. Be prepared this is overrun by tourists. There were...More

1  Thank Sara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

old wonderful Palais Popes there there in 13 century at that time there was two popes one in France and one in Rome Once a year there is a rose flower Show, not to miss it.

1  Thank Edward G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent building an easy walk from place d'Horloge the square in front of the Palace is full of artists and other interesting vendors. The museum is worth your time

Thank nancydI1359RU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but not ridiculously beautiful. Some nice frescoes and good explanations in English and French. Def feel I've crossed something off my non existent bucket list

Thank Kurtmiro
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Iwona O
Traveling with disabled lady, is the Pope's Place wheelchair friendly?
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!!
To Palace from cruise port?
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.