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Avignon (pop. 91,500), French city on the east bank of the Rhone River in southern France, capital of Vaucluse department. During the “Babylonian Exile” (1309–78) Avignon was the papal seat. From 1378 to 1417, the city was the home of the “antipopes,” rivals to the popes in Rome.

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