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Avignon is a commune in southeastern France.

The city 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.

Avignon in In High Places[]

The Great Black Deaths claimed most of the population of Europe while the Pope was based in Avignon. During this time period, in 1381, a local peasant named Henri declared himself the Second Son of God and was executed for it. It was also here that the King of France and the Pope, the orchestrators of his death, were killed in an accidental building collapse on the day after Henri was put to death, which many saw as a significant omen.