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Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 14th Century
Date of Inscription: 1995
Location: Europe, France, Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Département of Vacluse
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Description: Avignon, located in the South of France, was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century. Dominating the city, its surrounding fortifications and the remains of a 12th-century bridge over the Rhone is the Palais des Papes, a grave-looking bastion lavishly decorated by Simone Martini and Matteo Giovanetti.The Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms sit beneath this exceptional example of Gothic architecture; together an outstanding group of monuments that testifies to Avignon’s leading role in Christian Europe of the 14th-century. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Avignon (/aviɲɔ̃/ in French) (Provençal Occitan: Avinhon in classical norm or Avignoun in Mistralian norm) is a commune in southern France with an estimated mid-2004 population of 89,300 in the city itself and a population of 290,466 in the metropolitan area at the 1999 census. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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