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.

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Historic Centre of Avignon

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Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1995
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 1995