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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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  • And the town set on the river is worth a whole day of your time, if you can book accomodation plan to stay- The shops, the food the river- did I mention that food?ancient military stronghold of the po...  more »
  • A beautiful magical place sumptuous splendid must-see when you are in the area
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  • in the evening, the bells ring out calmly and you back several centuries back as if you were in a movie: it's great!
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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.