My Photos: France -- Avignon

Avignon became an important city in 1305 AD,
when Pope Clement V departed Rome for the relative safety of southern France.

Pont Saint-Bénezet
13th Century

The Rhône River

Palais du Papes seen from the bridge

Mont Ventoux in the distance

Main gate into the walled city







The Palais du Papes.
Construction began in 1252 AD, and in 1309 became home to the Papacy.





Musée Calvet, Avignon



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