Avignon, France – The Papal Palace

If you are in the south of France, and near Avignon, the “Palais des Papes” is an absolute must and is in fact a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was both a fortress and a palace to 6 Popes through a large part of the 14th century (1309-1376). It remained the property of the Pope until 1791 and was ransacked during the French Revolution. As the largest Gothic building of the Middle Ages, it is magnificent with grand halls, rooms and frescoes.

Palais des Papes

The Old Palace Gates

The Papal Palace


The Grand Tinel

Grand Tinel


The Grand Chapel


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