Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents: Towns of Provence Lecture #3: Avignon
Towns of Provence Lecture #3: Avignon
Thursday, February 24 from 2:00 – 3:30pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Pamela Morton for the final talk in this three-part series on the towns of Provence in the South of France. Avignon is the city of the Popes. Beginning in 1309 and continuing through the century, the city was home to seven successive popes (and two anti-popes) who constructed an elaborate palace. Resembling a fortress, this was, and is, the largest gothic structure in the world — a symbol of earthly as well as spiritual power. Retaining its medieval flavor, the city of Avignon is surrounded by 3 miles of crenelated defensive walls punctuated by watch towers — its only connection with the outside world, the storied bridge of Avignon where ‘everybody danced’ as the popular song goes. Attracting artists and artisans and religious communities of all stripes from near and far, Avignon is rich in artistic and architectural treasures. Registration is $18 in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.