Palais des Papes

Popes in Provence



The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals).


From 4th to 27th July, every evening during the Avignon theatre festival, the last admission at the Pope’s Palace will be at 6.30pm instead of 7pm.

The Popes’ Palace is open every day of the year.
The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.

– From 1st September to 1st November : 9am – 7pm
– From 2d November to 29 February : 9:30am – 5:45pm
– March : 9am – 6:30pm
– From 1st April to 30rd June: 9am – 7pm
– July : 9am – 8pm
– August : 9am – 8:30pm

Avignon Tourist Office
Tel. +33(0)4 32 74 32 74
From Monday to saturday; 9am to 5pm
[email protected]