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Palais des Papes, Avignon
(4.1/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Since the time that we wanted to visit it, we took the course this weekend. The price is really correct (13.5 euros / person + 2 euros / audio: 31 euros for 2, for the tour of the Palace and that of the Benezet bridge). We do not put 5 stars, because we could not take advantage of the guided tour, which could bring even more charm to this fantastic Palace! If you go through Avignon, it is a must!
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  • It is with apprehension (after reading some negative reviews on TripAdvisor) on the fact that the visit will be long and boring. But not at all, so while the price of the ticket is not given but for such a monument of UNESCO heritage worth it! We also have laudioguide, who gave us a lot of information on the site, the Popes and the customs of the time. We spent about 2 hours to make the visit without realizing it.
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  • Castle to visit with audio guide (2 € more, also in NL). To avoid waiting times better in advance to visit Pont d'Avignon (in the proximity) where you can buy cheaper combined ticket for visit the Palace and along separate entrance much faster. See after if you are eligible for reductions! Impressionerend building, much explanation on signs supplemented by audio guide. Fortunately, the occasional possibility of some rest and obtained
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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.