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The medieval pope's palace, Aix-en-provence, France

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Distance from city center: 43mi
Wazling's pictureby Wazling Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 30th of April, 2009
If you are at Avignon, take a look at the medieval pope's palace. It's huge and directly in the center of the city. You can get guided tours for a lot of languages, you just have to book. If you go the in the tourist season, calculate wit a long waiting time, because it´s always crowded in the summer.

Palais des Papes, Service des Visites - B.P. 149
Place du Palais des Papes - 84008 Avignon
Tel.: 0490275074 / ..73, Fax: 0490275006

Prices are at about 10 € per person.

Opening Hours:
1. april – 1. november : 9.00 o'clock – 19.00 o'clock
2. november – 31. march: 9.30 o'clock – 17.45 o'clock
july: 9 - 21 o'clock
august/september: 9.00 o'clock – 20.00 o'clock
Entrance open til one hour before closing

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