For three weeks every July, the Provenšal city of Avignon hosts one of the world's greatest arts festivals, the Festival d'Avignon. The official festival is centred on the city's great medieval Papal Palace and is focused on theatre, but also includes films, musical performances, dance, readings, and live discussions.
An equally rich fringe festival takes place in many other locations around the city and includes street performances and works by new and undiscovered artists. Take a look at the English language website of the Avignon festival. And if you fancy staying somewhere nearby, you'll find the perfect home in Provence right here.
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