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Rock of the Doms


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Pleasant public park

From la Roca de los Doms, cradle of Avignon and today home to a pleasant public park, which dominates the entire region, washed by the Rhone. It is called in French La Vallee du Rhone. Despite being windy due to its geographical location (the wind called the mistral blows hard, facilitated by the Rhone), it is a very beautiful and pleasant place. First because from Lyon to Marseille, this is a region steeped in history, culture and cuisine. The Romans settled in the region long before Christ. They built cities like Avignon or Lyon, which still retain some Roman characteristics. Many small medieval historic towns are worth visiting too. Famous for wine grown on the banks of the river, the Cotes du Rhone.

Natural protection

The Rock of the Sun is the birthplace of the city of Avignon. Inhabited from at least 4000 BC according to two tombs and crafts found! Avignon is surely one of the oldest cities of France. About 2000 BC Neolithic was a small village around the rock. Raised above the city by more than 30 meters, the rock offered a good natural protection to the first inhabitants. In the twelfth century, a palace was built, and in the fourteenth century, the fortress of the Palais des Papes, symbolizing the great power of the church. The lower part of the city is now developing. Only cattle are sent up. Now it is a nice park, cool even in summer, a vantage point for most beautiful views over the river and the bridge of Avignon.
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