Avignon, the city of the seven French popes, who reigned seventy years, was the next stopping-place on our itinerary.
So he dropped his claims, and betook himself to his own country or to Avignon.
But both Avignon and Nmes are thriving modern cities, while Arles is a comparatively small provincial town.
In 1352 Rienzi was conveyed to Avignon and thrust into prison.
After breakfast at Avignon, we proceeded to see the ruins of the church of Notre Dame.
I went to sleep on board the boat, and did not awake till we got to Avignon.
The absence of the Popes from Italy and the influence of their presence at Avignon made itself felt.
In the year I had seen her at Avignon she had gone to Turin with her father.
The latter ordered two bishops to examine the work, and the "Invincible Doctor" was cast into prison at Avignon.
Evil effects of the residence at Avignon on the Italian Church.