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Avignon

Country
France
State
Vaucluse
City
Avignon
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By air

The Avignon is severd by Caumont Airport which is situated about 8 km southeast of Avignon.

By train

Avignon has an SNCF railway station, Gare d'Avignon-Centre, situated just outside the ramparts of the old town, and the Gare d'Avignon TGV outside the town, served by the LGV Mediterranee, a high-speed rail system.Provision for transport within the city includes 23 bus lines, and 110 km of bike paths with a bike-sharing program velopop'

Key places to visit
Avignon Cathedral, Palais des Papes, Musee du Petit Palais, Pont Saint-Benezet, Museum Requien


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Places to Visit

Avignon Cathedral

Avignon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Avignon, above the Palais des Papes. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Avignon.The cathedral is a Romanesque building, mainly of the 12th century, the most prominent feature of which is the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary which surmounts the western tower. Among the many works of art in the interior, perhaps the most beautiful is the mausoleum of Pope John XXII, a masterpiece of Gothic carving of the 14th century.

Palais des Papes

The Palais des Papes is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
Since 1995, the palais des Papes has been classified along with the historic center of Avignon, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under cultural criteria i, ii and iv.

Musee du Petit Palais

The Musee du Petit Palais is a museum and art gallery in Avignon. It opened in 1976 and has an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as from Italy, which reunites many "primitives" from the collection of Giampietro Campana. It is housed in a 14th century building at the north side of the square overlooked by the Palais des Papes.

Pont Saint-Benezet

The Pont Saint-Benezet, also known as the Pont d'Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France.
The bridge originally spanned the Rhône River between Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon on the left bank. It was built between 1171 and 1185, with an original length of some 900 m (2950 ft), but it suffered frequent collapses during floods and had to be reconstructed several times. Over the centuries, it became increasingly perilous as arches collapsed and were replaced by rickety wooden sections.

Museum Requien

Spirit Requien In 1840, Spirit Requien bequeathed his extensive library of natural sciences and its collections at the Fondation Calvet.
Therefore, the cabinet of curiosities of the Museum of Art is a true scientific institution: the Museum is Requien ne.Le Museum owes its development to the Spirit Requien naturalist (1758-1851), which is the most famous scientific Avignon. From an old bourgeois family, he devoted himself early to botany. At the age of 18, he is very active at the Botanical Garden in the city of Avignon is a herbarium which quickly acquired a great importance.

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