Festival d'Avignon. Held annually over three weeks in July, the Festival d'Avignon has brought the best of world theater to this ancient city since 1947. Avignon's version of fringe, the OFF Festival (www.avignonleoff.com), is staged at the same time. The two combined host more than 1,500 performances, with the main venue being the Palais des Papes. Tickets go on sale around mid-June and sell out quickly. Avignon. 04/90–14–14–14
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