France - Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge

"In the 14th century, this city in the South of France was the seat of the papacy. The Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress lavishly decorated by Simone Martini and Matteo Giovanetti, dominates the city, the surrounding ramparts and the remains of a 12th-century bridge over the Rhone. Beneath this outstanding example of Gothic architecture, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Avignon, pont d'Avignon et Palais des Papes. Thanks to Mimi of France who mailed this awesome postcard inside an envelope.

Postcard 2

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