La Chartreuse #Avignon @chartreusecnes @PerfProvence
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La Chartreuse Avignon’s Neighbour

There is more to Avignon than the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, just across the Rhone River is an old monastery called la Chartreuse in Villeneuve les Avignon. Read about La Chartreuse a beautiful restored structure that is now state owned and is the home of the Centre National …

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Camili Books and Tea #Avignon @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire

Camili Bookshop and Tearoom in Avignon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Camili Books and Tea I stumbled across this bookstore and tearoom only a few months ago despite the fact that I had been living 20 minutes away from Avignon for a year. I had always gone to Aix en Provence for my English books. …

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Christmas in #Avignon #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire

A Christmassy Weekend in Avignon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: These trees can be bought at the “Marché de Sapin” on Rue Carnot that is impressively open 7 days a week until Christmas! Today and tomorrow Avignon is particularly in the mood for some Christmas spirit. Carols are playing all throughout the town and …

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Santons Avignon 2014 #Avignon @Hildast
Hilda StearnMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Avignon at Christmas who moved the market?

Hilda Stearn tries to visit Provence every November in time for the Christmas markets. Here, is the story from her 2014 visit: A bit of artistic license perhaps as our visit was in early December! However, it is something of a ritual that we visit the Christmas market in Avignon …

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Mime in White Avignon Provence @PJAdams10
Pamela PJ AdamsProvencal History & Traditions

Avignon Favorite of Popes and Mimes

Each July, the fabled Provence city of Avignon turns into a gigantic theatrical event called the Festival d’Avignon. It features theatricals, concerts, cuisine events, light show extravaganzas, and mime performances by students and professionals alike. But even off-season, Avignon…Keep reading here to discover the secrets behind Avignon’s appeal.

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ExplorePaul Shawcross

Sur, or is it Sous, le Pont d’Avignon Which is it?

The Rhone at Avignon is very wide and fast flowing and nowadays there are two modern bridges, or four if you include Eiffel’s box-girder railway bridge and the new TGV bridge further downstream. However, in medieval times crossing the river was very difficult as the only previous bridge, a wooden …

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Le Pre d’Islan an Oasis of Calm in Montfavet Avignon

Back in 2006, I got to know a family living on the outskirts of the village via my mum. The family were very kind to me during her short illness and made a special point of keeping in touch thereafter. In 2007, we received an invitation to a wedding in …

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Avignon Gourmet Tour
ExploreGinger and NutmegGuided Holiday Tours

Bring Your Appetite with Avignon Gourmet Tour

Avignon is a must-see on almost every tourist’s Provence travel agenda. Whether you are a practicing Catholic or not it is impossible to ignore the fact that the seat of influence for this religion was based in Avignon for almost 100 years. Pope Clement V arrived from Lyon, without the …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Week Touring Provence from Apt

After living in Provence for a few years and running holiday rental apartments in the heart of Apt, Jen and Chris Mallon continue their exploration of the region. They are wonderful hosts and always happy to help guests with ideas for sightseeing, avoiding the crowds, and some of their favourite …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover the Best of Provence with OohProvence Multi-day Tours

Provence has it all: vineyards, lavender fields, ancient Roman cities, and hilltop villages. But with so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. So, whether this is your first time in the South of France or not, why not let someone else take care of the logistics? Christopher …

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