Avignon festival is one of the most lively event in France. Book your driver in Provence during this event to make you optimize the time you will spend enjoying the different performance. It’s also a great opportunity to discover Provence with one of our knowledgeable english speaking driver specialized in private touring. From Avignon you can go to Chateauneuf du Pape for Wine tasting, Alpilles villages for discover the Van Gogh landscapes, the spectacular Luberon villages with its scenic roads, or even more in the south the charming towns of Aix en Provence & Marseille.
Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is one of the biggest international festivals for contemporary live performance. There is, each year in July a cultural effervescence, attracting a large number of visitors from every generation (more than 130,000 tickets sold) to view around forty works of theatre and dance, as well as fine art and music.
An open-air venue, with the Court of Honour of the Palais des Papes at its centre (where Jean Vilar directed Shakespeare’s King Richard the Second during the first ever Avignon Festival), year after year, for the duration of a month, Avignon turns into a city of theatre, transforming its rich architectural heritage into majestic and surprising performance venues.
Providing access to contemporary art which is now, more than ever, at the heart of the Festival’s priorities and its programme, making sure this festival is as rich in acts as it is. Since 2004, the festival’s artistic direction has been involving one or two artists (choreographers, film-makers, writers, actors, dancers, etc.) in the preparation of each year’s events. Before putting together the programme, the directors discuss with these “associated artists”, each year endowing the Festival with a different sensitivity and with a different viewpoint on the various arts on the scene.
In addition to its official programme, Avignon’s OFF Festival also enables a thousand additional companies to participate in the event in around a hundred different venues.