Palais des Papes

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18 April 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Palais des Papes

In Avignon, in the South of France, is one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Composed of two buildings: the old and the new Palace. Its library houses more than 2,000 volumes.

The construction work was carried out by Pierre Peysson and Jean du Louvres. The building was classified by UNESCO World Heritage in 1995. Many art exhibitions are held every year at the Palais des Papes. Visitors can see and admire the Grande Chapelle, the Cour d'honneur and its 12 towers. With a total area of 15,000m², the Palais des Papes is the largest Gothic palace in Europe.

Did you know?

The Palais des Papes in Avignon is the largest Gothic palace. Built in just 70 years by successive Popes, it has 25 places to visit. It was a military barracks, a theater scene, a natural setting with prestigious exhibitions.

A historic experience

Go back in time and live the experience of a palace with ceremonial rooms, cloisters, private apartments of the Pope decorated with priceless frescoes.

Book your tickets for the Palais des Papes.

Monuments and museums

Visits to the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon are very popular, we strongly recommend that you book your visit in advance.

Activities around

You can book group activities with the visit of the Palais des Papes.

  • Avignon prestige tour, discover the most beautiful vineyards in the best conditions.

  • Visit of Arles, discover the most beautiful sites of Provence in the best conditions.

  • Avignon and the Palace of the Popes, discover Avignon with a guided walking tour.

  • Guided walk in the gardens of the Abbey, the time of a walk to discover the plants

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