Avignon[ȧ vē nyōn′]
The rooftops of Avignon, France.
city in SE France, on the Rhone River: seat of the papacy (1309-77): pop. 87,000
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.