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Palais des Papes

OpenFrom 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
  • Car park
Drinking water faucet, Bar, Shops, Coach parking, Film theatre, Educational workshop, Temporary exhibitions, Visite guidée
The Palace of the Popes is the biggest Gothic palace in the world. There are 15,000 square meters of living space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals. The visitor can see more than 20 rooms in the palace, including the Papal apartments with their pricess frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti. The Palace of the Popes, part of UNESCO World Heritage, stands as the symbol of the church's way over the western Christian world in the 14th century. There are cultural events all year long at the Palace, with art exhibitions, educational opportunities, theme visits, concerts and other. During the month of July, there are theatre performances as part of the Festival d’Avignon, founded by Jean Vilar in 1947, which take place in the Honour Courtyard at the Palace.
Each year, the Palace of the Popes welcomes over 560,000 visitors. It is among the 10 most-visited monuments in France. The Palace of the Popes: new multimedia visit

Relive the splendour of the pontifical court in the 14th century! With the new multimedia and set design tools which animate and add to the tour of the palace, go back in time to the era of the popes.
A new audio-guide in 11 languages is synchronized with 7 films in different rooms throughout the palace, recreating the frescoes and the furnishings as they once were, and providing a fun, dynamic way to follow the construction and evolution of the palace.  Audio-guide textes are enhanced with music and illustrations of the decors and illuminated manuscripts from the papal era, displayed on the audio-guide screen.
The audio-guide visit is available in 11 languages: French, GB, D JP, SP, NL, CH, IT, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Price: 11€ (reduced price 9€ ).

Because of a large number of steps, the visit of the monument is not accessible to the people with reduced mobility.

Different guided tours are offered for individual visitors - Palace alone, or included with other sites. Please check with us.

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ContactPalais des PapesPlace du Palais des Papes 84000 AVIGNON mail : officetourisme@avignon-tourisme.comsite : http://www.palais-des-papes.comtel : 04 32 74 32 74fax : 04 90 27 50 88