AVIGNON BRIDGE _ 0340

Historic Centre of Avignon:  Avignon Bridge
The Pont Saint-Bénézet is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France.
A bridge spanning the Rhone between Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and Avignon was built between 1177 and 1185. This early bridge was destroyed forty years later during the Albigensian Crusade when Louis VIII of France laid siege to Avignon. The bridge was rebuilt with 22 stone arches. It was very costly to maintain as the arches tended to collapse when the Rhone flooded. Eventually in the middle of the 17th century the bridge was abandoned. The four surviving arches are believed to have been built in around 1345 by Pope Clement VI during the Avignon Papacy. The Chapel of Saint Nicholas sits on the second pier of the bridge. It was constructed in the second half of 12th century but has since been substantially altered.
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Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge

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From  Metz, France
Travel from Mar 10 to Mar 15
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PAPAL PALACE _ 0337

Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace
The Palais des Papes (English: Papal palace, lo Palais dei Papas in Occitan) is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. One time fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century. Six papal conclaves were held in the Palais, leading to the elections of Benedict XII in 1334, Clement VI in 1342, Innocent VI in 1352, Urban V in 1362, Gregory XI in 1370 and Antipope Benedict XIII in 1394.
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From  Metz, France
Travel from Mar 7 to Mar 13
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