Known to the ancient Romans as Avenio, the walled-city of Avignon is one of the most visited cities in Provence, attracting millions of visitors each year. The main sight within the medieval walls is the Pope’s Palace (Palais des Papes) and it’s definitely a sight worth seeing.
In addition to the Palace, the Historic Center of Avignon (a UNESCOWorld HeritageSite) offers a number of other attractions for visitors. Among these are public squares such as Place du Palais and Place de l’Horloge, and a handful of museums worth visiting, such as Musée Angladon, Musée Calvet and the Petit Palais.
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