Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cover from France ...

Many thanks Yves Stagnaro for this nice cover with prepaid stamp and special cancellation of Palais des Papes, located in Avignon, region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in southeastern France ;-)

Avignon is well known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries.

Seven popes resided there:

Pope Clement V: 1305–1314
Pope John XXII: 1316–1334
Pope Benedict XII: 1334–1342
Pope Clement VI: 1342–1352
Pope Innocent VI: 1352–1362
Pope Urban V: 1362–1370
Pope Gregory XI: 1370–1378

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