The Avignon festival

The city of Avignon is nicknamed “the city of the Popes” because of its past linked to the presence of the Popes from 1309 to 1423.

Despite the years that have passed, Avignon preserves to this day its churches and convents, its palaces such as the Roure palace, its monuments, its ramparts and of course the Popes’ Palace with the Rocher des Doms and the Avignon bridge also called “the “St Bénézet” bridge.

Avignon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, the Place du Palais with the baroque facade of the Mint, the Petit Palais museum and the Doms cathedral, the ramparts since the Doms garden to the Bridge).


The Avignon festival


The Avignon festival is today one of the biggest international events of live performances, a true artistic and cultural showcase of the city.

Thanks to its architectural heritage, Avignon turns into a theater city during the month of July.

Thousands of spectators, lovers of theater, dance, music or reading, films and exhibitions, can enjoy these shows and activities in places steeped in history such as the main courtyard of the Palais des Papes. , the church and the cloister of Célestins, the cloister of Saint Louis, the chapel of the White Penitents, the Grand Avignon opera house, the courtyard of the Musé Calvet, the Jean Vilar house, the Saint Agricol collegiate church, the conservatory of grand Avignon, the Carmelite cloister, the Benoit XII theater …

A magical festival from year to year, artistic discoveries that illuminate the eyes.

Art always remains a generator of smiles and well-being.

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