- a city in and the capital of Vaucluse, in SE France, on the Rhone River: papal residence 1309–77.
- a department in SE France. 1382 sq. mi. (3580 sq. km). Capital: Avignon.
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It was his day off, and the Avignon Electric finance man was coming.Cost of Living
It was a day above Avignon that he had an experience worth while.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
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The famous Astrodi at Avignon—how she will be astonished to see me!
I went to sleep on board the boat, and did not awake till we got to Avignon.
In the year I had seen her at Avignon she had gone to Turin with her father.
- a city in SE France, on the Rhône: seat of the papacy (1309–77); famous 12th-century bridge, now partly destroyed. Pop: 85 935 (1999)
- a department of SE France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Capital: Avignon. Pop: 517 810 (2003 est). Area: 3578 sq km (1395 sq miles)
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