Avignon is famous for its theatre festival, founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, which brings the best of world contemporary theatre in the summer to the ancient city.
Along with the official “in” festival, some 900 theatrical companies participate in the fringe “off”-festival and transform the city every summer into an immense and joyful artistic melting pot.. In February, the “Hivernales” (contemporary dance festival), the other major festival celebrates all forms of dance.
CHEVAL PASSION Parc des expositions 18 to 22 January 2012
The Winter Equestrian Festival Magnificent horse shows and trade show: 1000 horses, 80 hours of entertainment and events, 250 exhibitors, 5 gala performances of the Crinières d'Or show, over 10 competitions, the fabulous equestrian cabaret...
ALTERAROSA Palace of the Popes The Ascension holiday weekend 17 to 20 mai 2012 – 8th edition
Stunning roses to amaze and delight... Exhibitions of and on the subject of roses: 2000 rosebushes, many new varieties presented for the first time, from the greatest European rose breeders. Events, conferences, workshops for adults and children.
The AVIGNON THEATRE FESTIVAL 7 to 28 July2012 International Theatre Festival
The Festival d’Avignon was founded by Jean Vilar in 1947 and is one of the oldest and best known theatre festivals in the world. Magnificent theatre offerings, also dance, readings, music… Associated artist in 2012 is Simon McBurney.
FESTIVAL OFF 7 to 28 July 2012 International Theatre Festival
There are nearly 600 different theatre troupes from throughout France and the world performing during the equally famous OFF Festival. They take over the streets and every possible venue. All kinds of performing arts are proposed.