Cultural heritage, Avignon / Lora Photography

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Avignon has a very large number of sites and buildings that are registered as historical monuments.

In the part of the city within the walls the buildings are old but in most areas they have been restored or reconstructed. The buildings along the main street, Rue de la République, date from the Second Empire (1852–70) with Haussmann facades and amenities around Place de l’Horloge (the central square), the neoclassical city hall, and the theatre district.