Today I made a tour to Avignon . A beautiful town with a wonderful old city. Exploring narrow streets I finally visited the Place du Palais with a lot of beautiful Romanesque buildings, the Palais de Papes and le Pont d’Avignon.
The Saint-Bénezet bridge is also known as the Pont d’Avignon. The bridge was built in th 12th century. Often damaged by floods and during wars it was rebuilt again and again until the 17th century. Today only four of its spans and a small chapel has survived.
The Palais des Papes was the seat of the Christian world in the 14th century. For over 70 years this palace was the home of nine popes. Today this large Gothic palace is an Unesco World Heritage site.