Avignon is the capital city of the Vaucluse region and a must visit for its well preserved architecture. The city lies on the bank of the river Rhone and is famous across France for its annual performing arts festival. Explore the walled city of Avignon and visit the 14th century Palace of the Popes, a massive Gothic edifice which reflects the wealth of the Catholic Church. The city also has a number of impressive museums like the Musee de Petit Palais, exhibiting Italian religious paintings by artists like Botticelli, Carpaccio and Giovanni di Paolo. The 900 metre long wooden St-Benezet’s Bridge is also a popular sight in Avignon and is mentioned in a French nursery rhyme. Take a bateau cruise on the Rhone to the picturesque city of Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Best of all, plan your trip during the annual Avignon festival and join in the festivities a huge variety of shows are performed everyday.
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