When you arrive in Avignon, it is not far from the Mediterranean Sea. Going south for another 85 kilometers is the port city of Marseille in the south of France. Avignon is connecting the main roads of southern and northern France. From the land to Italy and Spain also pass through Avignon, so Avignon is also a major town in the east-west traffic line in southern France. Due to its location, Avignon is a bustling place since the Roman era.
The towns of Avignon are not so tall ancient buildings, some with fake windows on the walls. It turns out that the taxation in the former city of Avignon is calculated according to whether there is a piano in the house or a few windows. Some people pay less for taxation, and they open less windows when building a house. After the house is built, they draw a fake window on the outside. . In 1995, Avignon was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today, there are only 15,000 inhabitants in the old town of Avignon. In order to protect the style of the ancient city, the government provides financial subsidies for the maintenance of old houses.