Palace of the Popes, Avignon
Do you really know the Palace of the Popes in Avignon? Did you know that it is the biggest Gothic palace in the world! That it was built in less than 70 years by the Popes, and that today there are 25 rooms open to your visit? That it also served as a military barracks, and is used as a theatrical stage, a cultural setting for prestigious exhibitions?
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The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti. The Popes’ Palace also offers the visitor continuous cultural activities throughout the year.
The ticket includes the visit of the Palace of the Popes as well as the histopad which is a touch pad that allows to live a temporal immersion in the major parts of the monument, entirely re-constituted as they could be in the 14th century.
Each visitor must go to the line for pre-paid tickets and present their Avignon City Pass or Vaucluse Provence Pass.
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Pope's Palace, Avignon
VISIT INCLUDED IN THE PASS
Each visitor must go to the line for pre-paid tickets and present their Avignon City Pass or Vaucluse Provence.
From February 4 to February 28, 2023: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry 5:00 pm)
From March 1 to November 5, 2023: 9am to 7pm (last entry 6pm)
From November 6, 2023 to December 22, 2023: 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)
From December 23, 2023 to December 31, 2023: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry 5:00 pm)
GOOD TO KNOW
- Duration of the visit: about 1h30/2h00
- Ticket to be used strictly on the day and time chosen
- The Pontifical Gardens are not included in this ticket
- Pets are not allowed on the tour (except guide dogs)
- No dragons (histopads)
- Baby carrier available
-Strollers must be left in the locker
-The rooms closed to the visit are the rooms of the cameraman and the notary
-Reservation of a time slot is compulsory, including for free visitors
-Due to a large number of steps, the visit to the monument is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Thematic of the place
Avignon City Pass, Musuems and monuments, Vaucluse Provence Pass
Public pricePlein : €12.00
Price with the passPlein : Free
Exhibition Le Palais retrouvé des architectes Nodet Père et fils - 1901-1944
From date 07 February to date 30 April 2023
or more than thirty years, under the successive direction of the chief architects of the Monuments Historiques Henri Nodet father and son, the Palace was engaged in an extraordinary project which saw it reborn after a century of military occupation.
Do you want more information? Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5mLcOUsoFs
Guided tours are also offered in french language from February 25 to April 22 by the Palais des Papes' Conservation Officer. For more information, click on the link https://reservation.avignon-tourisme.com/fr/voir-faire/2155943/visite-le-palais-retrouv%c3%a9-guid%c3%a9e-par-le-charg%c3%a9-de-conserva/afficher-les-details?page=3&sorting=st%3Da%3Bso%3Da&filter=c%3D332023
Palais des Papes
Place du Palais des papes
Histopad with hearing aid function