Palais des Papes

Palais des Papes

Perched atop the Rocher des Doms overlooking the city of Avignon and the Rhône river, the Palais des Papes (or Popes' Palace) is surrounded by the Ram...

In the top 5 attractions for Avignon
Read more
Find experiences for these dates:
Filter by:
All
Free cancellation
Guided Tour
Walking tour of Avignon and Popes' Palace
Attractions & guided tours

Walking tour of Avignon and Popes' Palace

Book a walking tour of Avignon and visit the Popes' Palace with a professional guide! Discover the rich historical past of the city.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 3 hours

en, fr 

Available in:

en, fr 

Instant Confirmation

Top attractions in Avignon

You might also like

Provençal market and lavender in the Valensole Plateau
Attractions & guided tours

Provençal market and lavender in the Valensole Plateau

Discover the essence of Provence with this fullday tour of Aix-en-Provence, lavender fields of Valensole Plateau and the Musée de l'Occitane.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 9 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Roman sites and historic places in Provence
Attractions & guided tours

Roman sites and historic places in Provence

Book a guided tour to discover the Roman site and historic places in Provence. You'll visit Nîmes, Uzès and Pont du Gard with an expert guide. Departure from Avignon Touist Office.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 6 hours
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Wine-tour in Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Attractions & guided tours

Wine-tour in Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Book a wine-tour of the Rhône Valley wines. Discover the Appellation of Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a wine expert. Departure from Avignon Tourist Office.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 4 hours
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Tour and wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Attractions & guided tours

Tour and wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Book a half-day tour in Provence combining a visit to the charming medieval village on the left bank of the River Rhone and a wine-tasting session at Châteauneuf du Pape.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 4 hours
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Culture and wine in Châteauneuf du Pape
Attractions & guided tours

Culture and wine in Châteauneuf du Pape

This 4-hour vineyards and castles tour is the perfect introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley. Visit the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and taste fine wines.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 4 hours
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Visit the villages of Lubéron from Avignon
Attractions & guided tours

Visit the villages of Lubéron from Avignon

Discover the villages of Lubéron with a guide and transportation included from Avignon. Visit Roussillon, Gordes, la Fontaine du Vaucluse!

Free cancellation
Duration up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en, it, fr, es 

Roman and Medieval architecture in Provence
Attractions & guided tours

Roman and Medieval architecture in Provence

Book a guided tour from Avignon to discover the Roman and medieval architectures of Provence: Pont du Gard, les Baux de Provence, Saint-Rémy de Provence.

Free cancellation
Duration up to 5 hours
Available in:

en, fr, es 

The Best of Provence in half-day
Excursions & day trips

The Best of Provence in half-day

Feel the spirit of Provence with this half-day trip through the beauty of the region.Visit the Pont du Gard, the village of les Baux de Provence...

Free cancellation
Duration up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en, fr, es 

Entrance ticket for the Olive Oil Museum
Attractions & guided tours

Entrance ticket for the Olive Oil Museum

Book now your entrance ticket for The Olive Oil Museum in La Royère near Avignon, and discover all you have to know about Olive oil and local wines

Free cancellation
Duration 24 hours
Available in:

en, fr 

The inside story

Perched atop the Rocher des Doms overlooking the city of Avignon and the Rhône river, the Palais des Papes (or Popes' Palace) is surrounded by the Ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral and the famous Saint-Bénézet bridge, best known as the Pont d’Avignon.

A major landmark of the 14th century western Christian history, its construction started in 1335 and took less than 20 years to complete, under leadership of two builder popes, Benedict the 12th and his successor Clement the 6th. Flanked by its four stout towers, the palace boasts 15,000 square meters of floor space – that’s four Gothic cathedrals! – making it the biggest Gothic palace in Europe.

Explore the palace’s 20 rooms rich with history such as the papal private chambers and the frescoes by trecento pre-renaissance era Italian painter Matteo Giovanetti.

The Palais des Papes also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year. In July, the Honor Courtyard of the Palace hosts performances of the iconic Avignon Theater Festival created by Jean Vilar in 1947.

Having welcomed over 600,000 visitors, it is one of the most visited monuments in France - with good reason, as the entire architectural group making up the historical center of Avignon is ranked on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Read more

How to get there

Palais des Papes Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France Avignon
Take the city with you Download the Musement app for iOS or Android