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Introduction to Avignon

Avignon is a city in the south of France and located between Lyon and Marseille. What sets this city apart from many others is its medieval history. This is most visible through its city walls which are largely intact. There are several gates to get in and out of the old town. The main street that runs through it's historical city center is Rue de la Republique. If you walk along this, you will pass many of the important sights and end up at place du palace. Here, the palace of the Popes is located. In former days, this used to be the residency to several Popes. The palace can be visited and an audio tour will take you through the courtyard and to the different halls. These have been carefully restored and are well worth seeing. A nice feature is that you can go up to the roof and get a bird's eye view over Avignon and see the Pont Saint Benezet from here. This bridge is also the most famous landmark of Avignon and can also be visited. A combination ticket is available for the palace and the Saint Benezet bridge.

If you cross the river Rhone it is possible to see the classic picture of the bridge in front of the historical town. There is a nice field there which allows to sit down and enjoy the scenery. Other sights in Avignon include Saint Martel church, the city hall, Musee Lapidaire, Saint Didier church, Notre Dame des Doms, St. Pierre church, the city hall and the small alleys of the old town. Being located in the south of France, it benefits from some nice weather. For those who are interested in some of the medieval history of France, Avignon is the place to go.


Avignon travel photo galleries

 



Avignon train station.

Avignon train station.

 
The city wall.

The city wall.

 
Old city wall of Avignon.

Old city wall.





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Tower of the city wall.

Tower of the city wall.

 
Chamber of commerce.

Chamber of commerce.

 
The republic gate.

The republic gate.

 
City administrative building.

City administrative building.

 
Saint Martel church.

Saint Martel church.

 
Garden of the Saint Martel church.

Garden of the Saint Martel church.

 



Rue de la Republique.

Rue de la Republique.

 
Musee Lapidaire in Avignon, France.

Musee Lapidaire.

 
Medieval walkway.

Medieval walkway.

 
Saint Didier church.

Saint Didier church.

 
Typical building on Rue de la Republique.

Typical building on Rue de la Republique.

 
Narrow alley in the old town of Avignon.

Narrow alley in the old town.

 
Avignon city hall.

City hall.

 
Hotel de Ville.

Hotel de Ville.

 
Avignon city theater.

Avignon city theater.

 



Square in Avignon.

Square.

 
Shopping street.

Shopping street.

 
Old buildings on Place Carnot in Avignon.

Old buildings on Place Carnot.

 
St. Pierre church.

St. Pierre church.

 
Street in Avignon.

Street.

 



Palace of the Popes and the Notre Dame des Doms.

Palace of the Popes and the Notre Dame des Doms.

 



Hotel des Monnaies.

Hotel des Monnaies.

 



Courtyard in the palace of the Popes.

Courtyard in the palace of the Popes.

 
Palace garden.

Palace garden.

 
Palace of the Popes, Avignon.

Palace of the Popes.

 
Murals inside the palace.

Murals inside the palace.

 



The courtyard seen from the roof of the palace of the Popes.

The courtyard seen from the roof of the palace of the Popes.

 
Bird's eye view over the Place du Palace.

Bird's eye view over the Place du Palace.

 
The square in front of the Popes palace.

The square in front of the Popes palace.

 
Pont Saint Benezet seen from the roof of the palace of the Popes.

Pont Saint Benezet seen from the roof of the palace of the Popes.

 
Notre Dame des Doms.

Notre Dame des Doms.

 
Courtyard.

Courtyard.

 



Room with vaulted ceiling.

Room with vaulted ceiling.

 



The cathedral inside the palace of the Popes.

The cathedral inside the palace of the Popes.

 
Medieval buildings.

Medieval buildings.

 
Notre Dame des Doms.

Notre Dame des Doms.

 



Palace square, Avignon.

Palace square.

 



Place du Palace.

Place du Palace.

 
Cross in front of the Notre Dame des Doms.

Cross in front of the Notre Dame des Doms.

 
Pont Saint Benezet.

Pont Saint Benezet.

 
The Rhone and Pont Saint Benezet.

The Rhone and Pont Saint Benezet.

 
Saint Benezet bridge.

Saint Benezet bridge.

 



Footpath under the bridge.

Footpath under the bridge.

 
On Avignon city wall.

On Avignon city wall.

 



Pont Saint Benezet in Avignon, France.

Pont Saint Benezet.

 
The river Rhone seen from the bridge.

The river Rhone seen from the bridge.

 
Arch of Saint Benezet bridge.

Arch of Saint Benezet bridge.

 
The surface of Pont Saint Benezet.

The surface of Pont Saint Benezet.

 
The old town seen from Pont Saint Benezet.

The old town seen from Pont Saint Benezet.

 
Avignon city walls.

The old town seen from Pont Saint Benezet.

 
Large defense tower of Avignon's city wall.

Large defense tower of Avignon's city wall.

 
The old town of Avignon and the Saint Benezet bridge.

The old town of Avignon and the Saint Benezet bridge.

 
The famous bridge in Avignon.

The famous bridge.

 
The medieval center of Avignon.

The medieval town center.

 
City wall.

City wall.

 
Old church.

Old church.

 



Sun reflecting on the old city wall.

Sun reflecting on the old city wall.



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