Sep 05

Le Palais de Papes

Posted by Leslie in Escapes

Avignon, FranceIn 1309 Avignon became the residence of the Popes during a period of chaos in Rome.  Located in southern France this historical palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.

Avignon, FranceNow a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Popes returned to Rome in 1377 yet the palace stayed under Papal control until the French revolution.

Avignon, FranceThe palace is physically impressive and the organization created to build and run the palace. This was a full-fledged company with cooks, security, controllers, doctors, and a CEO at the top to make decisions.

Avignon, France

Avignon, France

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