Our plan was to get to Avignon, France for dinner. We were interested in the Palais-des-Papes: an enormous “palace” built for the Catholic Popes who were no longer safe in Italy. They moved to France for about 70 years in the 14th century and ruled with an iron fist from there. The Palace of the Popes symbolizes the church’s omnipresent influence throughout the Christian world back in the day. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe.
See: Palace of the Popes