Avignon - Cycling Provence - CycleBlaze

May 23, 2017


We left Lyon via the TGV train to Avignon this morning. After checking in we wandered the streets inside the walls of Avignon. I am learning lots about travelling with a bike box, mostly that is a pain in the ~#^^ getting on and off trains and that you need to travel REALLY light when you have a box in tow. We visited the Palais des Papes (English: Papal palace) a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Once a 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. After touring the palace we went to the famous Pont d'Avignon of the children's nursery rhyme.

The Papal Palace
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Another view of the Papal Palace
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From the Avignon Bridge back to the city
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A panorama of Avignon from the bridge over the Rhône river.
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