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 on your holiday in Avignon, and find out what else Avignon has to offer, use our Avignon trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Easy to find in the centre of town. We were not with a tour group and I’m glad we were not as it gave us time to take it all in. On arrival and after payment, we moved to another room where we were pr...  more »
  • This is the main attraction of the town and it’s a pretty cool old building. Sadly lots of the original painting on the architecture on the inside has been restored or replaced but the iPads make it a...  more »
  • Intersting place to visit especially wiith kids. The use tablet guide with some new technology which may take some time to understand how to use but oncee you got it,it is quite helpful and much more ...  more »
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  • Didn't quite know what to expect. But this is one of those visits you will remember for a long time. Very well presented by the organization. You'll need a couple of hours to tour this place. Staff are very resourceful and helpful. A return visit for sure. Thank you Avignon!
  • Very good place to visit if you like the history with technology you can see hows the place looks like before. Its bring you back to in the year of 1300. Take a morning visit so the rest of the day you can visit others. The ticket plus pond d’avignon is €14.5.
  • Visit the site of the medieval popes who had their base in Avignon. It is within walking distance of Pont L’Avignon and you can purchase a ticket to see both. The Palais museum has done a fabulous job with its audiovisual guide - automated audio and 3D visuals as you walk through the Palais room to room. A fascinating place for all ages. There are lots of stairs for those with less mobility.
  • A nice excursion while traveling on the Viking Star. Very interesting history of Popes when they were not living in Rome in the 1300's. A nice town and many good restaurants.
  • A huge, grand, incredible papal Palace. A fascinating place to visit. Numerous rooms are open to the public, including grand meeting rooms, and small but elaborately painted chapels (viewable from the doorway). A truly fantastic place to visit
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