Avignon –the city in the south of France
Avignon –the city of the Le Palais des Papes & the bridgeThe Pope’s City because it has the Le Palais des Papes and my big WOW for this. Le Palais des Papes is the biggest Gothic palace in Europe. Once home of the Sovereign Pontiffs, this Palace with its ceremonial rooms, chapels and private papal apartments, became a symbol of the power of the Christian world in the 14th Century.
And the bridge of Avignon! The Saint-Benezet bridge is one of the most famous monuments in the world (partly thanks to the very popular song…) that gets around 400.000 visitors per year. It was built from the 12th century, and was several times destroyed, before being rebuilt and finally abandoned in the 17th Century. Do you want to learn a Legend of the Avignon Bridge? It is here
I know what is good, don’t I? Avignon is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of my favourite places in the South of France. It is really charming, has amazing Popes Palace, half of the bridge (I am not that impressed here as they charge you to get on the bridge but actually you cannot cross the river ;-). But I would need to admit, it looks stunning.