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Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms

Place du Palais, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 86 81 01
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral is in someways surprisingly small given its proximity to the Pope's Palace, but probably the chapel in the palace actually received more atttention. Entry was free.

Thank David U
Reviewed 5 days ago

Built in the mid-12th century, damaged many times and rebuilt. In the 15th C, the large bell tower was rebuilt, and in the 19th C, an imposing statue of the Madonna was added. A romanesque dome that covers the transept crossing is remarkable. A great...More

Thank ednaenglish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rather usual, smaller church attached to the Papal palace area. I didn't find much of distinction(but on my tour I've seen about 11 churches in 7 days-9 of them Norte Dames). But do go if you are next door or your n the area-it...More

Thank onlaydoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside the cathedral is more interesting than inside. I'm not sure it deserves the visit. It is next to the Papal Palace.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We just had time to take a quick look, no guide. It is a great building, but nothing extra ordinary.

Thank SynToffe
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting the Pope's Palace you ought to pop in here too. Not the most stunning, opulent, vast or generally impressive cathedral in France, but it has some interesting bits and pieces and puts the Palace into perspective. Worth a short (both distance and...More

Thank PriceTheOrgan
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The relatively simple church attached to the papal palace seems bare, but it has tremendous architectural bones. There is also some noteworthy art inside and it's free to enter.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This big church is in the area next to the Palais so easy to stop in and enjoy. Very large and majestic - we went in while mass was being said so we didn't stay long.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Same period as Palais des Papes but it's been extended and renovated over the centuries. There are a couple of important artworks inside.

Thank AustralianInAvignon
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A lovely, relatively small cathedral adjacent to the massive Papal Palace. Topped by a glittering gilded statue of the Virgin Mary, and with several side chapels, including one with the grave of Pope Benedict XII and the mausoleum of Pope John XXII. A steep climb...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
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