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Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
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Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge   (Hide)
In the 14th century, this city in the South of France was the seat of the papacy. The Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress lavishly decorated by Simone Martini and Matteo Giovanetti, dominates the city, the surrounding ramparts and the remains of a 12th-century bridge over the Rhone. Beneath this outstanding example of Gothic architecture, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe.


Photographer : Geoff Steven (New Zealand) Site Description | Go to UNESCO




 
 
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