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Avignon, City of the Popes

While the popes have long made their home in the Vatican that has not always been the case. From 1309 to 1423, following a schism between the French crown and papacy, a series of popes and illegitimate popes made their home in Avignon. Today Avignon is one of Provence’s biggest draws, with its mix of..