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Part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the department of Vaucluse, Avignon combines warm summers, lush greenery and unspoilt heritage to make a wonderful holiday destination. Known as the “City of Popes” or the capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, Avignon has no shortage of historical monuments and sites to tell its endless stories. Beginning life under the Roman Empire, this city changed hands many times, belonging to both the Goths and the Franks before eventually becoming French in the 1700s.
This was not before the city courted controversy by being chosen as the residence of the Pope over Rome. Surviving the bubonic plague and the French revolution, Avignon proved to be a hardy city – demonstrated by the longevity of its buildings, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With beautiful surroundings and plenty of diversity, Avignon will keep you coming back for more and Kyriad Avignon Palais des Papes will only add to that experience.