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Visit Avignon for Festivals, Food and Popes

The Papal City Avignon is 40 km southwest of Sablet, snuggled inside ancient walls along the Rhône River. The largest town in the Vaucluse, Avignon is very old, full of history, art, music and activity. I can spend hours wandering the narrow streets inside the fortified walls without getting bored. …

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Bronze of Zinedine Zidane 2006 World Cup by Adel Abdemessed @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Summer News from Avignon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: In Avignon on Saturday, we were surprised at how few tourists there were. The place de l’Horloge and the space in front of the Papal Palace are usually bustling with visitors, but all was quiet. Our waiter told us that it is ‘une catastrophe’. Hopefully …

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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 …

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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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