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Popes' Heritage: from Avignon to Châteauneuf-du-Pape

In 1309 Pope Clement V moved to Avignon. The Palace of the Popes which was built in less than 20 years from 1335 onwards, can still be visited today. Vaucluse became the home of the Popes and Avignon became the capital of Christendom.
Palaces, cardinals' liveries, churches, frescoes and decorations flourished in all four corners of the region. The vineyards are established. It was at this time that the Jewish communities and the Waldensians found a welcome in the land of the church.