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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 Palais des Papes guard memories of sumptuous papal period architecture in France. The audioguides explain the whole story of the Palace. There are a few popes buried there. Worth the walk of a period.
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  • We just d go to Rome recently and of course we did not compare... It was still a rewarding and very enjoyable visit... the audio guide well less fall in Rome is very useful and detailed and the sound is very good. Useful to clarify the entrance over the bridge costs 13.50 then separate it is 11 + 5 audio guide costs only € 2 in the end a very nice surprise!
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  • Has to walk from the Rhône to discover the old town. Beautiful building to visit with a local guide who gives explanations and anedoctes. We feel the love of this town.
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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.