Avignon, France: Youthful City in Medieval Walls

published 7 years ago by Rick Steves

With its large student population and fashionable shops, Avignon is an intriguing blend of medieval history, youthful energy, and urban sophistication. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.

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