Avignon (3/7)

March 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As it grew dark on the Pont du Gard, we drove the short distance to Avignon to explore the city at night. On the way, we stopped for a kebab at a place we randomly passed by on the road as the stomachs were grumbling. These things never get old.

In any case, Avignon is a magnificantly preserved city. The old ville is still completely surrounded by its ramparts. There are only a limited number of ways in and out of the city center, as it is completely surrounded by old city walls.

Avignon is referred to as the "city of Popes", as it was the capital of the Catholic church during the Catholic schism in the 14-15th centuries. At the very center of the city is the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace), where the pope resided at the time.

It was pretty dark so I didn't get too many pictures. I did get a shot of the Palais des Papes and a portion of the ramparts from across the Rhone.Le Palais des Papes, Avignon


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