The Festival d'Avignon is the most important event of theater and live show in the world, by the number of creations and spectators combined.
The Palace of the Popes' Court of Honor is the cradle of the Festival which invests more than 30 places in the World Heritage Site of Unesco, and its region, in works of art but also gymnasiums, cloisters, chapels , gardens, quarries, churches.
The program is composed of thirty shows, but also readings, exhibitions, films and debates, which are as many entries into the world of guest artists. Every evening at the Festival, there is one or more "premieres", which make Avignon a real place of creations and adventures for artists and spectators alike.
Come and relive an entirely Roman day in Arles during the month of June! Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11:45 and 15:15 at the Amphitheater of Arles (1h), live the theatrical demonstrations and vibrate face the gladiatorial battles in the amphitheater.
Accompanied by a specialist in experimental archeology, discover the gladiature, this ancient sport practiced in the amphitheater. After the visit, you will see a short fight between two gladiators (ACTA).
Entertainment and guided tours included in the entrance fee, free under 18 years old.
The city of Arles has a double inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list, for the cultural property "Arles, Roman monuments and novels" and for the cultural property in series "Paths of Santiago de Compostela en La France ".
The cloister of Saint Paul de Mousole, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provencal art, is located at the foot of the Alpilles, next to the Roman ruins of GLANUM in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
A beautiful square bell tower decorated with Lombard arches and a cloister decorated with elegant Romanesque sculptures. Such was the setting where Vincent Van Gogh, after his crisis in Arles, was interned, from May 3, 1889 to May 16, 1890. Period of fertile creation since the artist, fascinated by the light and the beauty of the landscapes of Saint-Rémois, realized that year more than 150 paintings and drawings.
A small museum traces this year of internment and the history of the institution.
In this early spring, I suggest you visit the fortress of Mornas, in the department of Vaucluse. Since the eleventh century, many men have clashed to conquer it. For you today it will be enough to climb the hill; as soon as you enter the door of the barbican, knights, soldiers, and pretty ladies will invite you
to enter the story. At the bend of a jealously guarded wall you will see Le Mont-Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Rhone Valley. You will meet many authentic characters (in period costumes) and you will discover with wonder that the fortress of Mornas is always full of life! With your complicity, they will make you discover what life could be like at that time. A playful, educational visit that dispels prejudices and offers you some surprises …
Come discover the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence, this unique and unusual place, dug over the years to extract limestone.
An immersion in Van Gogh’s finest masterpieces!
As of 1 March 2019, the Carrières de Lumières will exhibit the work of the genius painter Vincent Van Gogh. Spanning the 7,000 m² of the Carrières, a visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the tormented artist.
The clouds, suns, and portraits, represented in the artist’s unique style, come to life on walls that are more than fifteen metres high, evoking the artist’s boundless, chaotic, and poetic interior world.