Adresse: 1-2 Bolt court Fleet street, EC4A 3DQ London
Discover the Palace of the Popes, the symbol of the Church's importance in the 14th century and the most famous bridge in the world !
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).
The Saint Bénezet bridge, a major witness of the history of Avignon, is known throughout the world thanks to the famous song. Built from the 12th century, it was washed away several times by the floods of the Rhone, and finally abandoned in the seventeenth century. Classified World Heritage by UNESCO.
The ticket includes the entrance to the both attractions, the histopad (virtual visit) at the Pope’s Palace and the audio guide for the Bridge
The Popes' Palace is open every day of the year.
Opening hours :
- 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
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.
- The combined ticket Pope’s Palace + the Avignon Bridge is available until the following evening and it is exclusively valid on the selected date.
- Please note that you will need to wait for the security check at the entrance to both monuments.