Avignon (84 Vaucluse, Provence PACA) is a Festival city with numerous festivals across the year adding to the many other reasons for visiting this Provencal City:

The Garden Festival (Sous la Roma) 31 May – 2 June 2024

The gardens at the Palace of the Popes invite you to celebrate spring! For an entire special day, rediscover the magnificent pontifical gardens and see the beautiful plants in festive atmosphere that delights all five senses.

: see www.avignon-tourisme.com


Avignon Festival takes place across the city 29 June – 21 July 2024 with the main events being held in the magnificent surroundings of the courtyard of the Pope’s Palace (Palais des Papes)

The Avignon Festival is today one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world. Like Edinburgh there is also a Fringe Festival (the Off Festival), so the walls of this ancient city area abuzz with music, dance, theatre and performance.

For more info see www.festival-avignon.com

La Fête de la Vigne et du Vin

The cellar doors are thrown open each May for this festival of vine and wine! – see Avignnon Wine Festival

Avignon Jazz Festival link

In August there is the Avignon Jazz Festival (also known as Tremplin Jazz Festival) 27 July – 3 August 2024. This is an international jazz Festival featuring acclaimed international musicians and some young up-coming artistes – and some of the concerts are free! see www.tremplinjazzavignon.fr

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