France, Travel

A Visit to Medieval Avignon

Avignon, France a city conveniently situated along the Rhône river is another must see city during a trip to Provence. The city center is located within the ancient medieval stone ramparts. Once inside these medieval walls, you will find narrow passageways, and charming town squares. The famous Palais des Papes, and Pont d’Avignon, along with many other interesting sites can be found within the city center of Avignon.

Medieval Wall of Avignon, France
Doorway into Avignon’s City Center
Outside the Massive  Palais des Papes, 

The Palais des Papes was the seat of the catholic popes between 1309-1377. Known as the largest Gothic Palace in the world, the Palais des Papes is worth visiting during your time in Avignon

Inside the Palais des Papes
The Banquet Room known as The Grand Tinel
Frescos
Wooden Shuttles

Walking Around Avignon

One of the most enjoyable ways to see a new city is to just walk around taking in the sites. Sometimes, I like to grab coffee, tea or a sip a glass of vin blanc. Avignon is much easier to navigate on foot. In fact, your rental car might not fit through some of the tiny streets. I recommend using Lyft, Uber, or public transportation to get you into the old Medieval Center of Avignon.

Window Art
A narrow street just big enough for une petite voiture,(a little car).

Please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. 

Bon voyage!

Dr. Nick

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