- 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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I went to sleep on board the boat, and did not awake till we got to Avignon.
The famous Astrodi at Avignon—how she will be astonished to see me!
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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