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Two new sightseeing Passes for Avignon and Vaucluse

published on 26/05/2020

Explore Avignon or the whole of Vaucluse at your own pace, with the new 24- or 48-hour City Pass, and 2, 3 or 5-day Passes covering the wider region. The Avignon City Pass and the Vaucluse Provence… ...

Cooking lessons at the Maison de la Tour in Avignon

published on 26/05/2020

Sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, close to the medieval ramparts, Maison de la Tour restaurant is open every day except Tuesdays, Wednesday lunchtimes and Sunday evenings. They specialise in gourmet cuisine prepared with… ...

The House of Candied Fruit opens in the Luberon

published on 26/05/2020

It’s just been added to France’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and has earned its native town recognition as a “Site Remarquable du Goût” (Remarkable Site of Flavour); it’s beautiful, shiny and distinctive, and yet it’s largely… ...

Opening of the Inguimbertine in Carpentras

published on 28/04/2020

Welcome to the only museum-library in France! It opened on November 4 in Carpentras and bears the name of its founder, Mgr d’Inguimbert, humanist bishop and visionary of Carpentras in the eighteenth century and also the… ...

Avignon’s municipal museums are now free!

published on 28/04/2020

You’ve wandered the halls of the Pope’s Palace, taken a selfie on the Pont d’Avignon, and enjoyed a lavender sorbet in the Place de l’Horloge – maybe now you feel refreshed enough to continue your cultural explorations… ...

Opening of the wine school at the Carré du Palais

published on 28/04/2020

The magnificent 18th century mansion of Calvet de la Palun, one of the last mansions built in Pontifical Avignon and formerly the Bank de France, is the ideal setting for showcasing the wines of the Rhône… ...

Discover a replica chandelier from the Kremlin at Lustrerie Mathieu

published on 28/04/2020

Régis Mathieu, the owner of Ateliers Mathieu “Everything changes all the time, here.” So says Régis Mathieu, the owner of this long-running family business, whose contagious creative energy can’t help but rub off on his visitors. It’s true that… ...

Jon Chiri, a Californian chef in Avignon’s covered market

published on 28/04/2020

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Avignon’s Les Halles covered market, this tall, intrepid Californian happily rises to the challenge of dishing up delicious French “bistronomy” in this temple to Provençal gastronomy and agriculture – and always… ...

Now open: Parc Spirou!

published on 28/04/2020

The brand new Parc Spirou amusement park has just opened between Avignon and Carpentras. As you may have guessed, it’s inspired by the Spirou comic strip. And although Spirou himself is the park’s symbol, the attractions are… ...