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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  • August 17, 2017
    The Palace itself is impressive and force the respect, the visit did us go through a number of components for the Castle up on the wall. However, too many exhibitions Palace unrelated come to pollute this tour or a l we'd rather get more illustration and staging on life of the Palace that seems almost relegated to second place. The illluminessences are when they very successful
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  • August 17, 2017
    We attended the show which is great and is a must see. We had a good time. Only downside of the day, the parking is complicated in the city. Should opt for the parking lots that are relatively expensive.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Is not suitable for children lack of furniture, deco, armor... Rather high price for a lesser benefit. The size of the structure is impressive.
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  • September 3, 2017
    Amazing place, extremely interesting. The audio tour is well done and only costs 2€. We spent 4 hours here! Buy the combo ticket for the palace and bridge to save a little money. Great photos!
  • July 5, 2017
    I somehow expected more of the palace itself. It's been turned into a sort of space for modern art. However, there is a rich history behind the place that is very interesting. I recommend getting the audio guides or at least reading all the placards. There is a 7 minute movie on the first floor. Don't miss it!
  • August 30, 2017
    One of a kind experience to tour an amazing building with some of the greatest history lessons you will ever hear. The tour guide was phenomenal and extremely knowledgeable.
  • August 3, 2017
    Fantastic building. A little disappointing that so much of the interior decoration is lost, the are only about three rooms that still have frescoes. Fascinating history. The audioguide gave very little information that you couldn't get from the information panels.
  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful site. We just visited the outside and not the inside. The church however was not as richly decorated as thought....but nonetheless nice to visit.

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