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The Palace of the Popes, the ideal holiday destination!
A visit to the Palace of the Popes is a fascinating journey through the history of Western Christianity in the Middle Ages. The scene of six papal conclaves in nine years, this historic monument draws an annual 600,000 visitors who explore the 25 rooms open to the public, the gardens and exhibitions with a strong sense of curiosity and wonder. A unique experience to share with your family or special someone!
Just 15 minutes from the Palace of the Popes, your Sandaya campsite is the perfect place to stay with your family, friends or sweetheart for a holiday in Avignon. Nestled in lovely green surroundings, you will enjoy the water park with its aquatic playground, very comfortable accommodation and free children’s clubs for your young campers. What better way to spend a holiday?
Visit the Palace of the Popes with your family
It’s not always easy keeping the little ones interested when visiting a historical monument. Thankfully, the Palace of the Popes offers guided visits specially created to make this family excursion fun and fascinating for all! And it works so well that at the end of your tour, you’ll know everything there is to know about this emblematic landmark in the Vaucluse.
After your visit of the papal palace, there’s something else you simply must do while you’re here, and that’s a trip to the Festival of Avignon, the highlight of the summer season in the City of the Popes. This will be a chance to introduce your little cherubs to the performing arts. Their eyes will sparkle with admiration before the actors’ powerful portrayals. And who knows – it might even inspire them for the future?
Visit the Palace of the Popes as a couple
There are so many ways to discover the Palace of the Popes with your loved one. A themed visit with a guide will appeal to history buffs, while art lovers will head for the temporary exhibition. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back again, there’s always something new to see at this extraordinarily diverse site!
Finally, bring this lovely day to a close with a lovely stroll in the palace’s gardens. A peaceful, verdant place where it’s wonderful to wander. Here, time appears to stand still and a romantic atmosphere – of which Provence has the secret – floats in the air. Your very own love story, made in Avignon!
Camping Palace of the Popes: our handy tips for a successful stay
Take a virtual trip deep into the 14th century with the HistoPad! You’ll almost be able to touch the splendour of the papal court and your children will be thrilled!
The Palace of the Popes has a darker, less glorious side. From conspiracies and poisonings to superstitions – discover its legends and stories on an extraordinary guided tour!
You can also take a peek behind the scenes of the palace. Places that are usually closed to the public are opened up for a unique and unexpected visit of the famous landmark.
Did you know? With its 15,000 m2 of floor space, the papal palace is the largest Gothic building in the world!