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a city in and the capital of Vaucluse, in SE France, on the Rhone River: papal residence 1309–77.
a department in SE France. 1382 sq. mi. (3580 sq. km).
Capital: Avignon.
Historical Examples

Avignon, the city of the seven French popes, who reigned seventy years, was the next stopping-place on our itinerary.
The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

So he dropped his claims, and betook himself to his own country or to Avignon.
The Red True Story Book Various

But both Avignon and Nmes are thriving modern cities, while Arles is a comparatively small provincial town.
A Spring Walk in Provence Archibald Marshall

In 1352 Rienzi was conveyed to Avignon and thrust into prison.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 Various

After breakfast at Avignon, we proceeded to see the ruins of the church of Notre Dame.
Travels in France during the years 1814-1815 Archibald Alison

I went to sleep on board the boat, and did not awake till we got to Avignon.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

The absence of the Popes from Italy and the influence of their presence at Avignon made itself felt.
Old-Time Makers of Medicine James J. Walsh

In the year I had seen her at Avignon she had gone to Turin with her father.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

The latter ordered two bishops to examine the work, and the “Invincible Doctor” was cast into prison at Avignon.
Books Fatal to Their Authors P. H. Ditchfield

Evil effects of the residence at Avignon on the Italian Church.
A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient) John Henry Blunt

a city in SE France, on the Rhône: seat of the papacy (1309–77); famous 12th-century bridge, now partly destroyed. Pop: 85 935 (1999)
a department of SE France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region. Capital: Avignon. Pop: 517 810 (2003 est). Area: 3578 sq km (1395 sq miles)


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