France Landmarks
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Avignon - Rona
[SLOVENSKO] :: Provence / Bouches-du-Rhône/ Avignon
Avignon is situated at the junction of the Durance and Rhone rivers with about 180.000 inhabitants. The town was the capital of Gauls but under the Romans lost its impotrance. Avignon is a walled medieval town. Its inner core is enclosed with 5 km wall with fortifications with 39 towers and 7 gates. Avinon was a Papal City in a time from 1309 to 1377, great remain of that time is Papal Palace. Avignon is world famous for its festival. Festival city becomes vivid in July when street performers from all over the France come to Avignon.
Across the Rhone is situaded Villeneuve-les-Avignon which had a role to guard the frontier of France when Avignon was joined to the Holy Roman Empire.

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