Cathedral

Cathedral

8 images

Fort Saint-André

Fort Saint-André

14 images

Petit Palais

Petit Palais

37 images

Popes' palace

Popes' palace

52 images

Saint Bénézet bridge

Saint Bénézet bridge

13 images

267 Avignon rose to proeminence in the Christian world when pope Clement V decided to settle there in order to flee the wars in Rome in 1305. For around a century,...
Avignon rose to proeminence in the Christian world when pope Clement V decided to settle there in order to flee the wars in Rome in 1305. For around a century,…
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109 Rhône river. Avignon is on one side only of the river.
Rhône river. Avignon is on one side only of the river.
111 Avignon was fortified between 1355 and 1378, during the hundred years war.
Avignon was fortified between 1355 and 1378, during the hundred years war.
074 Wall around the city. The wall is in very good condition and almost complete.
Wall around the city. The wall is in very good condition and almost complete.
078 Avignon city wall.
Avignon city wall.
079 Avignon city gate.
Avignon city gate.
089 Above the city wall.
Above the city wall.
123 Settling in Avignon started 5000 years ago on a large rock overlooking the Rhône river.
Settling in Avignon started 5000 years ago on a large rock overlooking the Rhône river.
IMG_2143 Roman ruins, 1st century AD.
Roman ruins, 1st century AD.
IMG_2136 Main square in front of the Popes' palace .
Main square in front of the Popes' palace .
200 Main square in front of the Popes' palace , with the Rôone river in the background.
Main square in front of the Popes' palace , with the Rôone river in the background.
204 Rhône river.
Rhône river.
208 Rhône river.
Rhône river.
130 Main square in front of the Popes' palace : hotel Calvet de la Palun; built in 1789, it is one of the last hotels to be built in Avignon. Now used by the Bank...
Main square in front of the Popes' palace : hotel Calvet de la Palun; built in 1789, it is one of the last hotels to be built in Avignon. Now used by the Bank…
135 Main square in front of the Popes' palace : hotel des monnaies, erected in memory of pope Paul V in the early 17th century, in plain baroque style.
Main square in front of the Popes' palace : hotel des monnaies, erected in memory of pope Paul V in the early 17th century, in plain baroque style.
137 Hotel des monnaies, erected in memory of pope Paul V in the early 17th century, in plain baroque style.
Hotel des monnaies, erected in memory of pope Paul V in the early 17th century, in plain baroque style.
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