The victim was attacked on her way home after a night out in Avignon, where she is believed to have rented an apartment for several weeks.
At around 6.30am on Saturday, the woman was walking along Rue des Infirmières when she was approached by three men, who reportedly beat her up with a motorcycle chain lock.
The 25-year-old woman was left with serious injuries to her face, according to reports.
The men fled the scene, but didn't steal anything from the woman nor carry out any kind of sexual assault, reported Le Dauphiné Libéré newspaper.
A local police source told the paper that the woman had been left "in a state of shock".
Police told the paper that the victim may have rejected the advances of one of the men earlier in the night. The victim, however, told police that she didn't know the attackers.
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