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    Avignon is a beautiful historic landmark which is an important part of the history of the Catholic church. Its main attraction is the Papal Palace and it's large enough to take up a full day.

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    Beautiful city, with a wonderful historic center. It also played a very important role in one of the Catholic Church's oddest historical scandals, when for a period of time it was the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Definitely a must see in Provence

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    Another old city from the 14th century. Very crowded but small city. The history and architecture dates back further than the late middle ages.

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  • Avignon

    The Popes' Place is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important Gothic buildings in Europe, built 14th century. Since 1995, The Popes' Palace has been classified along with the historic center of Avignon, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Avignon

    It is an amazing city of art and culture, I love the atmosphere so much - It has a specific charm and it's feels like a festival all time. I wish I could live there couple of months......It is so colorful with lots of exhbitions and artists on streets....markets....

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  • AvignonPro 2014
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    Lovely city in Southern France. The historic bridge and the Palace of the Pope are just 2 of the reason to visit. We liked walking around the town at night to see the locals enjoying the small town atmosphere.

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    While Avignon was beautiful, hop the train to Aix en Provence to visit the markets and gorge yourself on the amazing food available there.

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  • Avignon

    The walled city of Avignon is located in south central France in the French region of Provence.

    For some 67 years, Avignon was Vatican City (Franco Vaticano). Today, it is one of France's top tourist destinations and home to some great museums and beautiful architecture.

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  • Avignon

    If you can, take your time and visit Avignon in 2 days. The shopping streets are great, the restaurants diverse and plentiful. Try the tram to see a variety of sites within the city. The Palais is a must, but there is much more to see! Hake the river cruise and take lots of photos of the Pont d'Avignon.

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    Really liked Avignon! Going into the walls the streets and buildings were beautiful. More of a modern feel than inside any other walled city.

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  • Avignon

    There isn't as much to do as there is in Paris, but Pont D'Avignon is interesting and beautiful.

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  • Avignon

    The old town is quite nice - small cobbled streets, tiny squares, it's very historic. However, the town seemed to me somehow "tired" - there are no people at the streets, shops and cafes close early, there are lots of abandoned buildings. Sure, the museum guys will find Avignon very interesting :)

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  • Avignon

    I lived here for four months and it was an amazing experience being a part of life in Provence. It's a medieval city, with the original walls still surrounding the Centre Ville, tiny streets and friendly people. There are only about 100,000 residents in Avignon, so there is variety without it being overwhelming.

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    A fun place with lots of scenic views and interesting sights. Fun places to have a lunch in the sun.

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    hisorical site in beautiful south of france

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Avignon, the one-time capital of Christendom, is a city rich in religious and secular history. However, this picturesque city of nearly 100,000 is much more than just a destination for religious sojourners to the Rhone River Valley. Avignon offers numerous possibilities for sightseeing, activities and events. Avignon has a variety of quaint shops, restaurants to discover Provençal cooking and wine shops to sample the world-famous Côtes du Rhône wines. Stunning museums, an opera house, theatre as well as a congress center with installations on the cutting edge of technology also provide visitors with pleasant alternatives to traditional attractions.

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