Avignon


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A·vi·gnon

 (ä-vē-nyôN′)
A city of southeast France on the Rhone River. It was the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of several antipopes from 1378 to 1417.

Avignon

(French aviɲɔ̃)
n
(Placename) a city in SE France, on the Rhône: seat of the papacy (1309–77); famous 12th-century bridge, now partly destroyed. Pop: 94 787 (2006)

A•vi•gnon

(a viˈnyɔ̃)

n.
a city in SE France, on the Rhone River: papal residence 1309–77. 93,024.
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Noun1.Avignon - a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations

Avignon

[ˈævɪnjɔ̃] NAviñón m
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But now the people of England became very unwilling to pay so much money to the Pope, especially as at this time he was a Frenchman ruling, not from Rome, but from Avignon.
So much the more for my having threatened with the Bastile a certain Bounet, a priest of Avignon, who wanted to publish a genealogy of the Casa Mazarini much too marvelous.
He would then come upon that part of France which is still in dispute, and he might hope to reach the famous city of Avignon, where dwells our blessed father, the prop of Christendom.
They were forced to believe that the captain of the musketeers was desirous of preserving an incognito on his route, for Athos derived from his inquiries an assurance that such a cavalier as he described had exchanged his horse for a well-closed carriage on quitting Avignon.
He found her at last acting with great success at Avignon under the same name, looking more majestic than ever as a forsaken wife carrying her child in her arms.
I have been doing odds and ends at Avignon, at Pont Esprit, at Lyons; upon the Rhone, upon the Saone.
I ought to have been interned in those filthy old barracks in Avignon a long time ago.
My Lady's maid is a Frenchwoman of two and thirty, from somewhere in the southern country about Avignon and Marseilles, a large-eyed brown woman with black hair who would be handsome but for a certain feline mouth and general uncomfortable tightness of face, rendering the jaws too eager and the skull too prominent.
The southern districts were ill-watched in particular, in consequence of the disturbances that were perpetually breaking out in Avignon, Nimes, or Uzes.
Address : Htel De Ville Place De L~horloge 84045 Avignon Cedex 9
Aislin Noone, 25, from Dublin, was left lying on the street after she was beaten in the town of Avignon at around 7am on Saturday.
Stay at the sleek and modern Novotel Avignon Centre, a 4-star hotel situated just a short walk from the historic city center.