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Accidental Tourist at the Festival of Avignon

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

As our taxi entered the city walls of Avignon, it was evident that something was happening. I had seen online that a festival would be starting the day after our arrival, but didn’t think much about it. I just thought it was nice that there would be a little festival going on. But from our taxi window, my husband and I were amazed to see the entire city being plastered with posters.

…Continue reading here for the Curious Rambler’s story of her visit to the Avignon Festival. Find out why there are actually two festivals (IN and OFF) running concurrently.

The 2016 Festival d’Avignon runs from July 6-24th, and the OFF festival runs July 7-30.

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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