It is located on the eastern bank of the river Rhône and has about 90,000 inhabitants.
Avignon is a town in Provence, in the south of France.
It is the capital district city of the Vaucluse region (84).
At Avignon the Rhône borders Gard region (30) while across, on the Rhône's right bank,
is the town of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and in the south the Bouches-du-Rhône region(13).
Avignon is a charming old town with magnificent medieval houses, surrounded by an intact
and superb fortresses.
In its historic center is the Popes Palace (Palais des Papes), built in the 14th century,
as well as the famous Pont St. Benezet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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