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Avignon Travel Guide

Explore Avignon

Palais des Papes

The construction of this palace took place in the period of Pope Benedict XII, when Avignon was the Vatican of the north for a short period. It is the most famous Christian palace and is located in the Historic Centre of Avignon, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tour Philippe le Bel

This tower was built in the 13th century by Philippe the Fair. During that time it stood beside the Benézet bridge and was used as a gateway to the kingdom of France. If you get to the top of this tower, you will see a magnificent view of the city.

Musée Lapidaire

This is a Baroque style museum, was constructed in the 17th century as a Jesuit church. Now it offers to visitors a variety of statues and sculptures of various civilizations that settled in Provence. The exhibition is a bit scary but that's history too.

Musée Requien

This Museum is located next to the Musée Calvet. It is a very famous botanical museum, with more than 200,000 specimens from all over the world. To round off the collection, there is a parade of exhibits that trace the geology, zoology, and botany of Provence.
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Musée du Petit-Palais

This Museum has an important collection of Italian paintings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. You can see magnificent works of art from from different Italian regions such as Siena, Venice, Florence and Lombardy. There are also paintings done in Avignon in the 15th century, as well as Roman and Gothic sculptures.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms

Next to the Palais des Papes Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms. This is a 19th century building and contains the remains of some of the Popes that once lived in Avignon. At the top of the cathedral is a statue of the Virgin Mary dating from the 19th century.

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