Popes' Palace

Museums & Monuments

Discover the monumental residence of the 14th-century pontiffs, listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1995 and the largest building of its kind in the Gothic period !

€12.00 Free with the Pass!


Place du palais
84000 Avignon

+33 432 74 32 74

With your Avignon city Pass, proceed to the pre-paid ticket line

  •  Tour duration: approx. 1h30/2h00
  •  The Pontifical Gardens are not included in this ticket.
  •  Pets are not allowed on the tour (except guide dogs)
  •  No dragone (histopad cord)
  •  Due to a large number of steps, the monument is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • The rooms closed to visitors are those of the chamberlain and the notary
Horaires d'ouverture

Every day 
March 1 to November 3: 9am to 7pm 
November 4 to December 20: 10am to 5pm
December 21 to 31: 10am to 6pm


  • Pets are not allowed on the tour, except guide dogs
  • Histopad with hearing-impaired function
  • The Palais des Papes is not accessible to people with reduced mobility, due to a large number of steps. However, for those with mobility difficulties, two specially-designed areas are available along the tour route. Let yourself be guided by your histopad, and discover all the rooms that make up the rest of the tour at your own pace.  
  • Changing rooms are available for strollers. Baby carriers available in 3 sizes: 2 ventral for babies up to 10 kgs and 1 dorsal for babies up to 15 kgs 

Access conditions

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    How can I park my bike safely to visit the Palais des Papes?

    1. Check in at the Parking du Palais des Papes reception desk: on Place du Palais, opposite Rue Vieille Poste.
    2. I park my bike in a fully secure storage area - just a stone's throw away, on rue de la Juiverie.
    3. I enjoy my visits !

    Services + Bike:

    1. Secure parking at the Parking du Palais
    2. Open-air bicycle racks located 100m from the monument
    3. Repair kit + Pump
    4. Possibility of recharging VAE batteries
    5. Consultation and downloading in the monument, of documentation on the various bike routes in and around Avignon 
  • Palais des Papes parking lot nearby

Palace of the Popes

The monumental residence of the 14th-century pontiffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Gothic palace in the world (15,000 m2 of floor space, equivalent to the volume of 4 Gothic cathedrals).

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 Avignon City Pass.  


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A la vie, à l'amor" exhibition - Miss.Tic

From 27 Jun 2024 to 5 Jan 2025


A la vie, à l'amor, the first monograph by Miss.Tic, who passed away in May 2022, celebrates the poetic force of her work!

A pioneer of French urban art, she was above all a poetess in the city. Her literary, societal and philosophical projects, written in aerosol ink on walls, canvases and metal sheets over a period of more than forty years, are a veritable treasure trove.

Palais des Papes
Place du Palais des Papes
84000 Avignon