Bordered by the waters of the Rhône, the prefecture of the Vaucluse area has kept its picturesque former charm, what with its battlements and medieval stone buildings. The little streets of the town, which is on a site where humans have lived since prehistory are still imprinted with the past. As a Papal city in the 14th Century, the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) remains the must-see monument, together ...
The famous Pont d'Avignon bridge (yes - the one in the song) is actually called the Pont Saint-Bénézet and was completed 1185.
The Saint-Nicolas chapel is located under the second arch and is itself located on top of the Saint Bénézet chapel.
The venerated Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic construction of the Middle Ages, is both a fortress and a residential palace and is home to six different conclaves!
Avignon has managed to preserve a number of relics from its Papacy period, most notably its fortification walls and its historic centre, which have earned it its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Renowned for its quality of life, the city boasts some 200 areas of parkland, which helped it win first prize in the Ville Fleurie ('City in Bloom') competition.
Protected by both the Doms Rock and the Rhône, Avignon is a haven of peace and well-being.
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