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Avignon


Vaucluse - 84000
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Avignon (84) : presentation

Avignon well known for its Palace of the Popes, where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. All the city is now influenced by this architectural and cultural change.
Avignon has a remarkable location on the east bank of the Rhône River, at a point where the narrow valley opens into a broad delta plain, north-west of Nîmes. A stronghold of the Gallic tribe of Cavares that became the Roman city of Avennio, it was a muchfought-over prize, although it was neter thought to be of any primary importance until it became the capital of papacy in 1309. In 1348, Avignon was bought by Clement 1;1, the fourth of seven popes, .fom Queen Joan of Provence. Thereafter it remained papal property until the French Revolution (the papacy lasted .fom 1309 to 1377). The papal territory was a place of sure asylum and the city harboured heretics, Jews, criminals, brigands and adventurerers. its taverns and houses of pleasure making it a byword for debauch.

Following the departure of the seventh pope in 1377, papal legates continued to govern the city until1791, when it was annexed by the French National Assembly. Many of the citys churches, chapels and houses were built during this period. The ramparts built by the popes still gird the town, Doms rock and the towering Romanesque cathedral Notre-Dame-des-Doms, burial place of two of the popes. Fate lead the city to develop on the other side of the Rhône river, at Villeneuve-lès-Avi­gnon, now in neighbouring Gard département. The best overall views of the city are to be had from here.
Provence was just the other side of the river. At the end of the 13th century. Philippe le Bel built a fort at the end of Saint Bénézet bridge. A hundred years later; John le Bon and Charles V constructed Saint André fort. Protected by the forts Villeneuve had already began to grow when the popes amrrived in 1309. However, following the arrivaI of the popes, many cardinals, unable to find comfortable accommodation within the walled town, cross­ed the bridge and had magnificent residences built on the side of the river. Thus, Villeneuve became the "Car­dinals' city". After the popes returned to Italy the city conti­nued to prosper light up until the French Revolution.
 

Avignon : to do / to visit

Monument : Le Palais des Papes
Monument : Eglise Saint-Didier
Museum : Musée Epicurium
Hotel : HOTELF1 AVIGNON CENTRE COURTINE
Hotel : HOTEL MERCURE CITE DES PAPES
Hotel : HOTEL MERCURE PONT D'AVIGNON
Hotel : NOVOTEL AVIGNON CENTRE
Hotel : ETAP HOTEL
Hotel : AVIGNON HÔTEL MONCLAR
Hotel : ALL SEASONS AVIGNON SUD
Hotel : HOTEL LE MAGNAN
Hotel : SA HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE
Hotel : HOTEL DU PALAIS DES PAPES
Hotel : HOTEL DANIELI
Hotel : HÔTEL D'EUROPE
Hotel : KYRIAD AVIGNON COURTINE GARE TGV
Hotel : HÔTEL LE COLBERT
Hotel : HOTEL IBIS AVIGNON CENTRE GARE
Hotel : LA MIRANDE
Hotel : HÔTEL RESTAURANT LA FERME
Hotel : KYRIAD AVIGNON PALAIS DES PAPES
Hotel : IBIS AVIGNON CENTRE PONT DE L'EUROPE
Hotel : BEST WESTERN LE LAVARIN
Hotel : HOTEL MEDIEVAL
Hotel : HÔTEL BRISTOL
Hotel : HÔTEL PREMIÈRE CLASSE
Hotel : AVIGNON GRAND HÔTEL
Hotel : HÔTEL CLOÎTRE SAINT-LOUIS
Hotel : ADONIS HÔTEL AVIGNON SUD
Hotel : HÔTEL BOQUIER
Hotel : HÔTEL REGINA
Hotel : HÔTEL CONFORTEL
Museum : Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Esprit Requien
Museum : Musée Calvet (et musée Lapidaire)
Hotel : COURT'INN SUITES
Hotel : HÔTEL DE GARLANDE
Hotel : HÔTEL DE BLAUVAC
Hotel : VERT HÔTEL
Hotel : HÔTEL LE SPLENDID
Hotel : HÔTEL DE L'HORLOGE
Hotel : HÔTEL MIGNON
Hotel : HÔTEL SAINT GEORGE
Hotel : HÔTEL MISTRAL
Hotel : AU SAINT ROCH - HÔTEL ET JARDIN
Hotel : HÔTEL INNOVA
Museum : Musée du Petit Palais
 

Avignon (84) : Infos

City : Avignon
Zip code: 84000
Department : Vaucluse (84)
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France 9
 

Avignon : map

Avignon map to discover the city and streets of Avignon with a map.
GPS coordinates for Avignon = latitude : 43.9486 & longitude : 4.80597  |  Enlarge this map
 
   
 

Avignon (84) : nearby cities

Other cities nearby (distance in kilometer as the crow flies):
Le Pontet (5 km), Montfavet (7 km), Chateaurenard (7 km), Morieres les Avignon (8 km), Sorgues (9 km).
 

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