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Travel log: Avignon, France

Avignon is a city in South-eastern France. It is one of the great historic cities of France. This city was once a part of the Papal State and was a seat of many popes in the 14th century.

This is a reblog from my new official blog.
Please visit Avignon, France – Blog | Wattanit.info.

One of the most famous tourist attraction is the Pont d’Avignon, a medieval bridge spanning across river Rhône on the North side of the city. This bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Pont d’Avignon
Pont d’Avignon

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace), one of the jewels of medieval buildings. The palace is a fortress, serving both the residential and defence functions for several Popes during the 14th century. The Palace and the city remained in Papal control until the after French Revolution in the 18th century.

Palais des Papes
Model of the Palais des Papes

The city remains in its old medieval planning, with small roads and plazas across the walled city area. Avignon attracts a large number of tourist all year around, which is also the main industry of the city nowadays.

Opéra Grand Avignon
A street of Avignon
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