Avignon—The Babylonian Captivity
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe
Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Traveling now to France, contemplate the unusual history of Avignon as the 14th-century seat of the papacy—an era that created the medieval city we see today. Visit the extensive circuit of medieval walls, the great Romanesque cathedral with its splendid papal tombs, and the imposing buildings of the Palace Square.