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Palais des Papes

OpenFrom 31 December 2013 to 01 January 2015
  • Car park
Drinking water faucet, Bar, Shops, Coach parking, Film theatre, Educational workshop, Temporary exhibitions, Visite guidée
See all the opening hours and the entrance prices at:

The biggest Gothic palace in the world - 24 rooms to tour!
Interactive explanatory graphics, priceless frescoes.
Audio-guide in 11 languages.

The Popes' Palace is open every day of the year.
The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.

- From 1st September to 1st November : 9am - 7pm
- From 2d November to 29 fébruary : 9:30am - 5:45pm
- March : 9am - 6:30pm
- from 1st April to 30rd June: 9am - 7pm
- July : 9am - 8pm
- August : 9am - 8:30pm

Avignon offers a sweeping, magnificent urban landscape that takes in the Rocher des Doms, the Avignon Bridge, the Ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Doms Cathedral and the Palace of the Popes. This unique architectural heritage is part of UNESCO's Heritage for all Humanity.
The Palace of the Popes, part of UNESCO World Heritage, stands as the symbol of the church's sway over the western Christian world in the 14th century.
The Palace was built starting in 1335, and took less than 20 years to complete. The palace was primarily built by two of the Popes who lived here, Pope Benedict XII, and his successor, Pope Clement VI.
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 offers cultural events throughout the entire year. 
Exhibitions, theme tours, concerts, educational and theme-based tours and exhibitions... During the summer season, a major art exhibit is displayed in the Great Chapel. During the Festival d’Avignon,created by Jean Vilar in 1947, performances are given in the Palace Honour Courtyard throughout the month of July.  Every year, over 560,000 persons visit the Palace of the Popes. It is among the 10 most frequently-visited monuments in France. There is an audio-guided tour in 9 languages (FR, GB, D, JP, SP, NL, CH, IT, Russia).
There are also guided tours for individuals at set times in August.

Price: 11€ (reduced price 9€ )

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.

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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