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Avignon


Vaucluse - 84000
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Le Mont-Ventoux mystérieux by Bertrand DAUDE - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Sur le pont d'Avignon... by Anna Sikorskiy - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Les créneaux du Palais des Papes by José Schettini Sobrinho - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Palais des papes d'Avignon - créneaux by José Schettini Sobrinho - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Pièce de théâtre Famille je vous aime - Festival d'Avignon 2017 by gab113 - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Festival d'Avignon 2017 : devant le palais des papes by gab113 - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Rhône & bateau by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Festival d'Avignon : on accroche les affiches dans toute la ville by gab113 - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Manège d'Avignon by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Intérieur de la Mairie d'Avignon by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Festival d'Avignon 2016 : rencontres improbables by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Festival d'Avignon 2016 - musique de rue by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Couple de musiciens - Festival d'Avignon 2016 by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Festival d'Avignon 2016 en chansons by Rémi Avignon - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Cirque fluvial - Festival d'Avignon 2015 by deltaremi30 - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France Piglet circus - péniche - Festival d'Avignon 2015 by deltaremi30 - Avignon 84000 Vaucluse Provence France
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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 : HOTEL MEDIEVAL
Hotel : HÔTEL D'EUROPE
Hotel : SA HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE
Hotel : HOTEL LE MAGNAN
Hotel : ALL SEASONS AVIGNON SUD
Hotel : AVIGNON HÔTEL MONCLAR
Hotel : ETAP HOTEL
Hotel : NOVOTEL AVIGNON CENTRE
Hotel : HOTEL MERCURE PONT D'AVIGNON
Hotel : HOTEL MERCURE CITE DES PAPES
Hotel : HOTELF1 AVIGNON CENTRE COURTINE
Hotel : HOTEL DU PALAIS DES PAPES
Hotel : HOTEL DANIELI
Hotel : BEST WESTERN LE LAVARIN
Hotel : IBIS AVIGNON CENTRE PONT DE L'EUROPE
Hotel : KYRIAD AVIGNON PALAIS DES PAPES
Hotel : HÔTEL RESTAURANT LA FERME
Hotel : LA MIRANDE
Hotel : HOTEL IBIS AVIGNON CENTRE GARE
Hotel : HÔTEL LE COLBERT
Hotel : KYRIAD AVIGNON COURTINE GARE TGV
Hotel : HÔTEL DE GARLANDE
Museum : Musée du Petit Palais
Museum : Musée Calvet (et musée Lapidaire)
Museum : Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Esprit Requien
Hotel : HÔTEL CONFORTEL
Hotel : HÔTEL REGINA
Hotel : HÔTEL BOQUIER
Hotel : ADONIS HÔTEL AVIGNON SUD
Hotel : HÔTEL CLOÎTRE SAINT-LOUIS
Hotel : AVIGNON GRAND HÔTEL
Hotel : COURT'INN SUITES
Hotel : HÔTEL BRISTOL
Hotel : HÔTEL DE BLAUVAC
Hotel : HÔTEL INNOVA
Hotel : AU SAINT ROCH - HÔTEL ET JARDIN
Hotel : HÔTEL MISTRAL
Hotel : HÔTEL SAINT GEORGE
Hotel : HÔTEL MIGNON
Hotel : HÔTEL DE L'HORLOGE
Hotel : HÔTEL LE SPLENDID
Hotel : VERT HÔTEL
Hotel : HÔTEL PREMIÈRE CLASSE
 

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 = 43.9486 : 43.9486 & 4.80597 : 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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