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    Petit Palace

    by roamer61 Written May 31, 2007

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    This building houses an impressive collection of sculpture and paintings predominantly religious in nature. The majority of works are italian and date to the 13th Century. The building itself dates to the 14th Century. The single most important work to be seen here is "Virgin and Child" by the Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli.

    Note: Though I am not Christain, it is interesting to note the different styles of medieval artists leading up to the flowering of the epoch we call the Rennaisance.

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    Musee Calvet

    by roamer61 Written May 31, 2007

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    This museum in a former mansion houses a large collection of sculptures, silverware and a good collection of paintings dating to the 16th Century. One can see both french and foreign works by artists such as Corot, Joseph Vernet and a couple of large canvases by Pieter Bruegel the Younger and his brother Jan.

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    Musee Lapidaire

    by roamer61 Updated May 31, 2007

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    This museum, located in a former 17th Century Jesuit College, houses a local collection of antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as numerous local peices. One particular item of interest is this rather large Roman Funerary Stela depicting a wagon (see picture).

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  • Regional Tours

    by ErleWalker Written Apr 22, 2007

    I took a fantastic private tour of the region of around avignon with Imagine Tours (www.imagine-tours.net) what a bargain! My family of four and I took a full day tour...and wow...it really was a full day. We got picked up early in the morning, went almost everywhere in the region, and got dropped off at NIGHT for only 62.50 Euros per person! The young man the runs it is an American and really went all out and made our experience one of the highlights of our trip!

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    Shop, Explore the sights...Eat and Drink Coffee

    by lesaandbill Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    I was in Avignon for a week...and did nothing but walk from my hotel around the city.

    It was an easy city to get absorbed into quickly. The centermost part of town had a massive antique carousel...with cafes lined up and down the area. Around the side streets were excellent shops...with good prices...along with artists along the way, where I bought 2 paintings.

    There was plenty of tourist attractions...castles, bridges, the lot...it was a fabulous city. The city was clean...and the people were hospitable and nice the entire time...which makes for a pleasant visit.

    If you're looking for a great place to visit in France...I would highly recommend this town.

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    Trip to Orange.

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 15, 2012

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    I went.on a train from Avignon Centre to Orange it took about 20 minutes. Orange has many Roman sites, including the Arc De Triomphe, Du Forum and Theatre Antique. A nice town to visit from Avignon.

    Arc de Triomphe Orange. Roman Theatre &St Florent convent church.

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    Rocher des Domes

    by alectrevor Written Sep 15, 2012

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    Pass the Popes palace and up the steps you come to Rocher des Domes, Garden of the Domes. Lovely views from the top. The Popes Vine is near here.

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    Popes Vines

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 15, 2012

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    The Popes vineyard is overlooking the Avignon bridge and was planted in the late 1990"s. by the local winemakers guild. There are 4 main grapes, 2 white wine and 2 red wine.

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    Strolling Avignon by Night

    by Redang Updated Apr 19, 2010

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    Beautiful indeed.

    Pics:
    - Main: City Hall.
    - Second: Theatre
    - Third: Popes’ Palace.
    - Fouth: Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathedral.
    - Fifth: Rue de la République.

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    Le Palais des Papes/The Popes' Palace (3/3)

    by Redang Written Apr 17, 2010

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    View from the Paalce

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    - Main: Pont d'Avignon and Rhòne river
    - Second: Notre Dame-des-Doms Cathedral
    - Third: Musée/Museum du Petit Palaisy
    - Fourth: Clock Tower
    - Fifth: Hôtel des Monnaies

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