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

6 thoughts on “Avignon, France – The Papal Palace

  1. EuroTravelogue May 3, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Great post and pics!! And I should know having just returned from Avignon myself! Thanks for bringing back some great memories!!

  2. smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains May 3, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    I’ve been to Nice and Marseille but I hope to return and visit Avignon. It certainly looks interesting. Best of luck to you, and happy travels!

  3. wesley June 9, 2014 / 11:42 am

    Great post and pictures, that looks liek an intersting palace

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