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Promenade en Avignon

la place du Palais des papes - Palace of the popes Square

The Pope Palace square is a large esplanade of 240 metres length, and 48 metres broadth. It is overlooked by the impressive façace of the Pope Palace, facing the baroque sculptures of the Avignon's Mint .A gilded Virgin on the Notre-Dame-des-Doms cathedral keep watching the place, whereas at the end of the perspective, the Petit Palais displays its graceful crenellated façade of Renaissance style.

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The square was created at the end of Middle-Ages, the buildings standing there were razed for military reasons when the antipape Benedict the 13th was besieged in the Palace. Later, the Pope's legates built the "chatelet", a defensive construction to protect the entrance of the Palace.

place du Palais des papes en Avignon  © VF
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