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avignon

General Crossword Questions for “avignon”

  • French city, famous for its 12th century bridge
  • "Sur le pont d'______ on y danse, on y danse"
  • French 7 with bridge
  • French city with bridge
  • Half light in the river where there's a bridge
  • A time I get lost in navigation around foreign town
  • Soon about half strength on the Rhone
  • It provided a bridge to the Papacy
  • Bleriot's plane circling the centre of designated French city
  • Noted place for bridge from six to midnight, stopping soon
  • Gin cocktail swallowed by English river or French city

Encyclopedia

  • Avignon (French pronunciation: [aviˈɲɔ̃]; Provençal: Avinhon in classical norm or Avignoun in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in southeastern France. Avignon is the préfecture (capital) of the Vaucluse département in. — “Avignon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1378 during which seven Popes resided in Finally in 1377 Gregory XI moved his court to Rome, officially ending the Avignon papacy. — “Avignon Papacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, and originally titled The Brothel of Avignon)[2] is a large oil painting of 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881–1973). The work portrays five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Avinyó Street in Barcelona. — “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Before I go further, let me get rid of my remark upon Avignon, which is this: That I think it wrong, merely because a man's hat has been blown off his head by chance the first night he comes to Avignon,–that he should therefore say, 'Avignon is more subject to high winds than any town in all France:' for which reason I laid no stress upon the accident till I had enquired of the master of the inn about it, who telling me seriously it was so–and hearing, moreover, the windiness of Avignon spoke of in the country about as a proverb–I set it down, merely to ask the learned what can be the cause–the consequence I saw–for they are all Dukes, Marquisses, and Counts, there–the duce a Baron, in all Avignon–so that there is scarce any talking to them on a windy day. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • He found her at last acting with great success at Avignon under the same name, looking more majestic than ever as a forsaken wife carrying her child in her arms. — “Middlemarch” by George Eliot

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