In Southern France, the gorgeous region of Provence is home to many of the country’s most famous and beautiful attractions. One of these is the city of Avignon – the capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages. It was here where the Popes built their palace after fleeing the corruption of Rome in the 14th century. Architects, builders, and artists were drawn to the flourishing city as it saw great wealth and prosperity. Today, Avignon is a popular tourist destination boasting a rich heritage and breathtaking sights. Travelers are welcomed into the city via the Avignon Airport
With Avignon having served as the capital of Christendom for some time, a rich religious heritage has left a lasting imprint on the city. The centerpiece for that heritage is the Pope’s Palace
, a grand piece of architecture and history as well as one of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city. The other is the Saint Benezet Bridge, built in the 12th century. Dozens of churches and chapels built over the time dot the city, some of them being transformed into everything from shops to theaters. From the impact ramparts that encircle the city to the grand, historical mansions and open-air markets, Avignon is brimming with wonderful sights.
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