France – Provence : Avignon, the Pope’s Palace, the biggest Gothic palace in the world – 50 photos.

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avignon the Pope's Palace

The Popes palace, a fascinating place to see.

Located in the south of France, the Pope’s Palace was the seat of the Christian world in the 14th century. This exceptional monument, both a magnificient palace and a powerful fortress, is listed as UNESCO World and bears the mark of the nine popes who succeeded one another there, the most famous of whom were Benedict XII and Clement VI

A visit to the Palace allows to discover ceremonials rooms, chapels, cloister, the private papal apartments…


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 A legendary bridge

This bridge, built in the 13th century, was often damaged by the raing flood waters of the Rhone river, and during wars.Repaired and rebuilt again and again, it was definitively abandoned in the 17th century.

Discover this bridge and the song which has made it famous the world over , thetraditional French song  :On the Bridge of Avignon.

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On the Bridge of Avignon
(English Translation)

On the bridge of Avignon
They are dancing, they are dancing,
On the bridge of Avignon
They are dancing all around.

1 The handsome gentlemen go this way,
And then again go that way.


2 The pretty dames go this way,
And then again go that way.

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7 replies to “France – Provence : Avignon, the Pope’s Palace, the biggest Gothic palace in the world – 50 photos.

  1. A very clear guide – I am sad in a way because have visited Avignon but did not manage to absorb the fantastic stout buildings so I have now seen it through your eyes thank you


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