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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.


(French aviɲɔ̃)
(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 viˈnyɔ̃)

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


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