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 BED AND BREAKFAST LA BASTIDE DE PRINCES

BED AND BREAKFAST
LA BASTIDE DE PRINCES

Escursioni, punti di interesse e attrazioni vicini a CADEROUSSE Avignon Vers-Pont-du-Gard

PALAIS DES PAPES

PALAIS DES PAPES  Apri
Loc. AVIGNON, FRANCE - PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D AZUR  Navigatore
21 Km da LA BASTIDE DE PRINCES
  Area Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Arles, Roussillon

Avignon offers a sweeping, magnificent urban landscape that takes in the Rocher des Doms, the Avignon Bridge, the Ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Doms Cathedral and the Palace of the Popes. This unique architectural heritage is part of UNESCO's Heritage for all Humanity. The Palace of the Popes, part of UNESCO World Heritage, stands as the symbol of the church's sway over the western Christian world in the 14th century. The Palace was built starting in 1335, and took less than 20 years to complete. The palace was primarily built by two of the Popes who lived here, Pope Benedict XII, and his successor, Pope Clement VI. The Palace of the Popes is the biggest Gothic palace in the world. There are 15,000 square meters of living space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals. The visitor can see more than 20 rooms in the palace, including the Papal apartments with their pricess frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti. The Palace of the Popes offers cultural events throughout the entire year. Exhibitions, theme tours, concerts, educational and theme-based tours and exhibitions... During the summer season, a major art exhibit is displayed in the Great Chapel. During the Festival d'Avignon,created by Jean Vilar in 1947, performances are given in the Palace Honour Courtyard throughout the month of July. Every year, over 560,000 persons visit the Palace of the Popes. It is among the 10 most frequently-visited monuments in France. There is an audio-guided tour in 9 languages (FR, GB, D, JP, SP, NL, CH, IT, Russia). There are also guided tours for individuals at set times in August.

PONT DU GARD

PONT DU GARD  Apri
Loc. VERS-PONT-DU-GARD - LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON  Navigatore
27 Km da LA BASTIDE DE PRINCES
  Area Avignon, Arles

The Pont du Gard is a no ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gard River in southern France. It is part of a 50 km (31 mi) long aqueduct that runs between Uze's and Nimes in the South of France. It is located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard de'partement. The aqueduct was constructed by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985. It is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia. The bridge has three tiers of arches, standing 48.8 m (160 ft) high, and formerly carried an estimated 200 million liters (44 million gallons) of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of the citizens of Nimes. The aqueduct descends in height by only 17 m (56 ft) over its entire length, while the bridge itself descends by a mere 2.5 cm, indicative of the great precision that Roman engineers were able to achieve using only simple technology. It was possibly used until as late as the 9th century, well after the fall of Rome. However, lack of maintenance after the 4th century meant that it became increasingly clogged by mineral deposits and debris that eventually choked off the flow of water. The Pont du Gard's subsidiary function as a toll bridge ensured its survival in the Middle Ages. Although some of its stones were looted, the local lords and bishops were for centuries responsible for its upkeep in exchange for the right to levy tolls on travellers using it to cross the river. It attracted increasing fame from the 18th century onwards and became an important tourist destination. It underwent a series of renovations that culminated in 2000 with the opening of a new visitor centre and the removal of traffic and buildings from the bridge and the area immediately around it. Today it is one of France's most popular tourist attractions.

Escursioni e attrazioni in PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D AZUR vicino a CADEROUSSE Avignon Vers-Pont-du-Gard: 'PALAIS DES PAPES'   'PONT DU GARD'