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Palais des Papes, Avignon
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Palais des Papes is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe, with 15,000 sq m (50,000 sq ft) of floor space. This was the residence of the sovereign pontiffs in the 14th century, and is today one of UNESCO's world heritage sites. Visit the chapels, cloister, ceremonial halls, and the Pope's private apartments, decorated with priceless frescoes. The Musée de l'Oeuvre within the palace describes the development and history of the building. To visit Palais des Papes and get the most from your holiday in Avignon, create itinerary details personal to you using our Avignon vacation generator.
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  • The place is beautiful, the restorations, albeit heavy, are well integrated. The only pity is that inside there is practically nothing, and what there is is a copy. It is obviously not the fault of anyone but the centuries that have passed. Still totally worth it to visit. The Grand Chapel is fantastic.
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  • 2016 Sept . Go for a Walk in this beautiful Oldtown of Avignon . The Palace is a must . In September are not so many Tourists here . 
  • Place fabulous architecture, and for the show during the festival wonder dazzling I say more
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  • Great spot, fewer people early in the morning. Inner courtyards are lovely. We took a stroller but checked it at the entrance, easier to walk around that way. Write-ups in English.
  • Interesting and beautiful place to visit. Amazing views from the terrace near the coffee shop.
  • Absolutely stunning and fascinating piece of history. Another must see for any history lover!
  • Beautiful palace. Incredible history preserved within those walls.
  • The place is amazingly huge. The tour is nice. It's nice to-do.