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Avignon Local residents combine all national French traits of character, such as a sense of superiority, the variability of mood, or constant craving for something new and unknown. They feel extremely uncomfortable at home, so even after a hard working day they are likely to go to one of the local restaurants or to a theater. Sitting at home is not very common there. The desire of local residents to be seen by others all the time, craving for making new acquaintances and fascinating others with their unique charm appeared many centuries ago. During a year Avignon becomes the location of numerous national holidays, during which both townspeople and visitors can relax and enjoy communication with each other.
Not far from the center of Avignon there is Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon hotel occupying a gorgeous 16th-century building. This construction has survived in its original form, including high … Open
Every year Avignon hosts a grand celebration, which attracts fans of theater from all over the world. This is the famous International Theater Festival held in July. During one month numerous music bands, theater groups and dancers from around the world come to Avignon. The city simply turns into a huge theater area, where performances take place day and night. It should be noted that the festival attracts not only professional theater actors and musicians, but also those people, for whom theater is only a hobby. In addition to high class performances visitors of the festival can see the plays made by "beginners". During the time of the festival the scenes of local theatres are made in different organizations. Even the local churches and monasteries open venues for theatrical performances, but the main stage is traditionally located near the Papal Palace.
For the first time the festival was held in 1971. In order to honor the holiday special wooden scaffolding was installed on the territory of Papal Palace. This “stage” was used for all large performances. Each year the festival became more and more popular and it attracted more people, so all new squares and cozy courtyards were steadily converted into stages. The famous Avignon Festival remains a cherished dream of all theater-goers and fans of this exquisite art for over forty years. Copyright
It won’t be difficult to find a perfect hotel in Avignon. Le Médiéval hotel is especially charming. It’s set in an elegant old building, not far from the city center. This … Open
Surrounded by beautiful crenelated walls stretching for more than 4 kilometers, Avignon is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Provence. The city lives in the traditional rhythm for many hundreds of years and celebrates almost all Catholic holidays with a great scope. The most popular event in Avignon is the Festival D'Avignon - the oldest theatrical festival in Europe, which never ceases to amaze the public with fresh ideas and new talents. Avignon Festival, founded by the outstanding theater director Jean Vilar, has been the main event of the summer cultural calendar of France for half a century. On its stage, the audience gets acquainted with the premieres of the largest studios in Europe and learns about the latest trends in theatrical art. The traditional venue of the festival is the open courtyard in the legendary Papal Palace, which can accommodate up to 2,000 spectators. Annually, about twenty art groups from different countries perform here. In addition to the drama, other forms of theatrical art are presented here - modern dance, musical, pantomime, puppet shows. The ticket price for the Avignon Festival starts from 10 Euros.
agglomeration AVIGNON In addition to the main program, guests of the Avignon Festival get acquainted with the performances of the Festival du Off, similar to the famous Fringe Festival. Here, each year the works of small and experimental collectives are shown. Amateurs demonstrate their creations in squares, parks, nightclubs, churches, shops and cultural institutions throughout the city. Another interesting event in August is the Les Luminessences Avignon. For the whole two months, the Papal Palace will appear before you in a completely new light, revealing its secrets and mysteries through a unique 3D show with video and audio special effects. During the event, you can make an unforgettable journey through the centuries: colors and play of light will transform this Gothic fortress-palace into an open-air theater, and grandiose scenography will transfer you in time and space to medieval Avignon - the cradle of the Catholic church. In late November - early December, the city hosts the Christmas Fair. It is not as popular as the Fair of Arles, but it is interesting with the products of local artisans on it - very spiritual and ethnic.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Avignon
♥   Basilique Saint-Pierre, Avignon, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms, Avignon, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame de Nazareth, Orange, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame et Saint-Véran, Cavaillon, 21.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Siffrein, Carpentras, 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Théodorit, Uzès, 32.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Trophime, Arles, 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Avignon
♥   Castle 'Château de Fort Saint-André' Gard, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Thouzon' Vaucluse, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Saint-Maurice' Hérault, 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Tarascon' Bouches-du-Rhône, 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaucaire' Gard, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Baux' Bouches-du-Rhône, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Mornas' Vaucluse, 29.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Avignon and around

Avignon historic center

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
You will be able to see several beautiful Gothic churches while walking through the historic district of Avignon. Each of these churches stores unique values. The churches of Saint Pierre, Saint Agricol, and Saint Didier are considered the most beautiful and interesting. Some of the fortifications are also preserved in the historic district. They are also of great value. You will be able to see the ramparts during the tour. You will also have the opportunity to admire part of the medieval wall that surrounded the city in the past. … Read further

Ancient theater and Arc de Triomphe in Orange

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
It usually falls in the second half of July. This festival is an outstanding attraction. It was first held in 1869. "Les Chorégies d'Orange" is considered the oldest festival in France today. The festival received its current name in 1902. It has been held continuously since this year. The ancient theater stage has hosted the greatest performers from all over the world over the years of the festival's existence. Sarah Bernhardt performed here in 1903. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Avignon

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