Provence and the Côte d’Azur – Day 5: Avignon

Today I made a tour to Avignon . A beautiful town with a wonderful old city. Exploring narrow streets I finally visited the Place du Palais with a lot of beautiful Romanesque buildings, the Palais de Papes and le Pont d’Avignon.

Le Rhône
Le Rhône
Pont d'Avignon
Pont d'Avignon

The Saint-Bénezet bridge is also known as the Pont d’Avignon. The bridge was built in th 12th century. Often damaged by floods and during wars it was rebuilt again and again until the 17th century. Today only four of its spans and a small chapel has survived.

Palais des Papes
Palais des Papes

The Palais des Papes was the seat of the Christian world in the 14th century. For over 70 years this palace was the home of nine popes. Today this large Gothic palace is an Unesco World Heritage site.

Place du Palais
Place du Palais
Cathédrale de Notre Dame des Doms
Cathédrale de Notre Dame des Doms at Place du Palais
Small park of the cathedral
Small park of the cathedral with an awesome view over Avignon

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