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Avignon (Provencal: Avinhon in classical norm or Avignoun in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in southeastern France. The city is well known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. (...) (from Wikipedia).
Seven hundred years ago, Avignon became the most important city in Christendom when Pope Clement V transferred the papacy to France. Today, the Papal Palace remains, as do the old city walls plus the bridge that stars in nursery rhymes and school music recitals across Europe. Sur le pont d’Avignon…
It's a nice walk in the city.
|Day 1 Start at the Palais des Papes, the Papal Palace and then follow the signposts that lead you along the short walk to the Pont d’Avignon. Turn left and walk along the riverbank to reach the bridge Pont Édouard. Cross the bridge and turn right to enjoy the best view of Avignon. Drive to Aix-en-Provence to finish the day.|