{avignon} french voyage day 12

March 27, 2017

The name Avignon reminds me of a royal medieval city. Avignon, France does in fact have a massive palace-looking building at its city center. Instead of being home to a queen and king though, the Palais des Papes was where the Catholic popes lived from 1309 to 1377. The Avignon area continued until papel rule until 1791 when at that time it finally became a part of France. Avignon is located right on the Rhône River and there’s a part of the medieval stone ramparts that surround the Palais des Papes that looks like it was originally intended to be a bridge, but then kind of just ends in the middle of the river. While you generally have to pay to visit the inside of Palais des Papes, there are parts of the stone ramparts that you can walk on and along for free, which is what I ended up doing after getting lost in the super winding and even narrower cobblestone streets as I was trying to find my way down to the Rhône.

Read more about our France adventures here: french voyage day 1 french voyage day 2french voyage day 3seine viewfrench voyage day 4french voyage day 5french voyage day 6sunsetfrench voyage day 7french voyage day 8french voyage day 9french voyage day 10red rocks french voyage day 11

A French Avignon voyage photo adventure:


2 Responses to “{avignon} french voyage day 12”

  1. annalice said

    wow. did walking through these palaces make you feel like you were in a fairytale? haha

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