Restoration of 2 Towers AVIGNON

From April to December, see details below. Panels, lecterns, historical texts and follow-up of the work on the Papal Tower and on the Wardrobe Tower, in the form of a photographic and video workbook in 3 acts.

The monument is open dayly:
. from April 1st to June 30th: 9h - 19h.
. July: 9h - 20h.
. August: 9h - 20h30.
. From Sept. 1st to Nov. 1st: 9h - 19h.
. from Nov. 2nd to Dec. 31st: 9h - 17h45.
Last entrance 1h before.

The Palace of the Popes is a monument of crucial importance in the history of Avignon, in French heritage and in European culture. It was registered on the first list of Historical Monuments in 1840. The current restoration work on the Papal Tower and on Wardrobe Tower is of special interest for it takes place in the very heart of the palace itself and involves the entire pontifical living quarters.

This restoration project is the subject of an exhibition that reports on the different steps and on the expertise of the building trades involved. Wide-ranging photographic coverage of the work will show visitors just what is happening up there on the scaffolding : archaeological findings, protection of the painted decors, and the actual restoration work itself including cleaning the façades, changing the roof, creating new windows, battlements and gargoyles, and replacing stones. Information on the historical context on the towers and the previous restoration campaigns will be provided and will serve as the background for showing the current work as itunfolds, in three acts, in the form of photographs and films. This is the occasion to come back to the Palace and follow the evolution of this work site.

- Act 1: April.
- Act 2: June.
- Act 3: September.

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.palais-des-papes.com.
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Adress / Contact

Palais des Papes
Palais des Papes - place du Palais
84000  Avignon
See phone number(s)
T. 04 32 74 32 74
contact by phonecontact by email

Coordinates

Longitude: 4.807697
Latitude: 43.950852


Dates

2018-04-01

2018-12-31

From 01/04 to 31/12/2018, daily.
. from April 1st to June 30th: 9h - 19h.
. July: 9h - 20h.
. August: 9h - 20h30.
. From Sept. 1st to Nov. 1st: 9h - 19h.
. from Nov. 2nd to Dec. 31st: 9h - 17h45.
Last entrance 1h before.