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Historically being the city of popes and an important center of art, charming Avignon still enjoys its privileged status as one of the most outstanding artistic cities in France. Located in the heart of the lovely Provence region, Avignon boasts well-preserved UNESCO-listed examples of ecclesiastical architecture and impressive historic legacy. The most spectacular city must-see to start your Avignon walking tour with is the largest gothic palace in Europe, the imposing Palais des Papes, striking imagination by its massive walls and medieval towers as if leaping from the pages of some fairytale. The list of attractions deserving attention can be also complemented by the ancient Avignon Cathedral overlooking the Rhone River, the remains of the historic bridge Pont de Avignon, as well as the Musee Du Petit Palais housing a great collection of Renaissance paintings. Charming Avignon, indeed, provides a lot to experience! Not to mention the aromatic purple lavender fields surrounding the city and filling it with the delicate scent.