Palace of the Popes
The Palace of the Popes is the symbol of the influence of the church on the Christian Occident in the 14th century.
Built in 1335, in less than twenty years, it is the work mainly of two popes builders, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI.
The monument is the most important Gothic palace in the West (15,000 m2 of floor space, in volume 4 Gothic cathedrals), and presents to the visitor more than twenty places , theaters of events with universal impact, including private apartments Of the pope and their fabulous frescoes executed by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti. The Palais des Papes welcomes 600,000 visitors a year. It is one of the 10 most visited monuments in France.