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Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts.
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Why is Avignon important?
It was the capital of the papacy from 1309 to 1377. Recognized for its architectural beauty and historic importance, the centre of Avignon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, and the city served as the European cultural capital for 2000.
Is it worth visiting Avignon?
Travelers generally feel both cities are worth visiting, and each can easily be visited from the other in one day. Avignon has more restaurant options, better shopping, and more to see than Arles, e.g. the Palais des Papes at night. The old town part of Avignon is easy to visit on foot.
What does Avignon mean in English?
Definitions of Avignon. a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism. example of: town. an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city.
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Avignon is the prefecture (capital) of Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. It forms the core of the Grand Avignon metropolitan area ( ...
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Population (Jan. 2018): 91,729
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Area1: 64.78 km2 (25.01 sq mi)
Department: Vaucluse
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Located on the banks on the Rhône River in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, Avignon is known as the City of the Popes. Its historic centre, comprising the ...
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