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Saint Pierre church in Avignon

The church Saint Pierre was built in 1358, on the site of one the first Avignon's churches. The little square around, paved with Durance river stones, is very picturesque.

The church tower is octogonal, which is typical for Avignon's medieval churches. The façade is later high gothic style with few early Renaissance design.

The gates, made from in solid walnut wood are 4 metres high and are lavishly ornate. This is a masterpiece of the sculptor Antoine Volard in 1551. The central pier is decorated with a Virgin of the 18th century, credited to the sculptor Jean Péru.

Pope Benedict XVI conferred the title of Basilica to St Pierre Church, the 4th of May, 2012.

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Left leaf : Saint Jérôme and Saint Julien

Right leaf : the Virgin and the Annunciation angel

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