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 .
Tours to Palais des Papes
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Duration: 3 hours
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Duration: 9 hours
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Duration: 12 hours
Palais des Papes Reviews
Уважаемые, обязательно берите с собой аудио гид и неважно на каком языке. На нем отображается то, что было ранее в каждом помещении дворца. А иначе, увидите только стены. more »Dear, be sure to bring an audio guide, no matter what language. It shows what was previously in each room of the palace. Otherwise, you'll only see the walls.
Wir mussten gar nicht lange anstehen und die Besichtigung war auch nicht teuer. Der kostenlose Audioguide welcher auch visuelle Einblicke in die damalige Zeit erlaubte war sehr gelungen. Es lohnt sich... more »We didn't have to queue for long and the visit wasn't expensive. The free audio guide, which also allowed visual insights into the time, was very successful. It's worth it.
A beautiful landmark to tour. The AR experience provided with easy to carry tablets makes it easy to imagine how the palace may have felt when it was inhabited and filled with dining guests. The stairs may be difficult for less mobile guests to navigate, but the grounds are still impressive even if you are not able to explore all of the nooks and crannies. There is a small coffee shop on the top providing a beautiful view and opportunity to rehydrate.
The AR experience was not something I enjoyed too much. I can see smaller children really enjoying it but I prefer to have a live tour guide. I found myself looking at the tablet more than the actual place. Unfortunately the castle itself was fairly empty as the AR was most of the exhibit. There were a few cool things to look at or read but not as much as I’d like. Wasn’t for me personally but I’m sure a lot of other people would enjoy it.
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