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nearby bridge

Nearby is the famed medieval Avignon Bridge. It juts over the river, then abruptly ends midstream. Reason: Only 4 of its original 22 arches remain. This bridge is also well-known because it's the subject of the classic French children's song, "Sur le Pont d'Avignon".

old city

It is still surrounded by substantial fortified medieval walls.

cultural festival

An internationally renowned theatre, music and dance festival takes place in Avignon in July. Most of the highlights are staged inside the Papal Palace, though there is significant performance activity in other locations, including on the streets.

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