Medieval festival, Provence/Avignon

Jan 21st, 2003, 11:04 PM
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Medieval festival, Provence/Avignon

I was thinking of taking my nieces on an excursion from Paris to Avignon this coming May. when I was there at the end of May 2 years ago, there was a medieval festival going on. From various banners I saw in neighboring Provencal towns, it seemed that it was the season for it. Well, now I want to find the dates for 2003. I have combed thru the internet but cant find anything on it! Any ideas?
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 10:52 AM
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Topping for me! I am wondering if this event is the Foire de Printemps?
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 10:57 AM
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Melissa,
I'd try with the website of Avignon Tourism. They have a list about event, but it may be to early for those in May.
Check it out later.

www.avignon-tourisme.com/pages-en/home.htm
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 11:39 AM
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Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Melissa,

Check out this website:

http://www.avignon.fr/en/tourisme/manifen.php

Although this site is in the French language, if you key-in Google.com. it will find the site for you. Once you are there, Google will also translate into English.

All the festivals for the year (2003)are listed on this site.

Good luck. Francie
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:56 PM
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Thanks! Still have not found it yet....sigh...maybe it was a one time thing.
 
Jan 23rd, 2003, 06:11 AM
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Melissa,

When we were there in May, there was a Wine festival going on in several villages in Provence. In Avignon, they had a lot of booths of wine producers, a band, food etc. I saved my glass and a brochure, if you think this may be it, I'll pull out the brochure I have. I think this was more wine related though, than a medevial festival.
 
Jan 23rd, 2003, 07:24 PM
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Melissa,
I tried it tonight (website) and it worked for me! Try this.
http://www.avignon.fr/en/tourisme

Once in the site, Click: "Culture & Tourism.
Then on the left side of screen: Click: Events

There it is! All the events are posted for the year.

Keep trying.



 
Jan 24th, 2003, 07:03 AM
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hmmm, no Medieval Festival in May on the calendar. Oh well! I think the wine fest might be interesting! I could check out the wines while my nieces ride that little shuttle thru the town! hahaha
 
Feb 21st, 2003, 12:24 AM
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This is a LONG SHOT, but my French teacher (I live in France) just told me yesterday about a festival of sorts in the area called Les Chevaux, in the town of Camargue, I believe. This is on the 'delta' or mouth of the Rhone River. Apparently, 'gypsies' from all over Europe gather at this place once a year (the month & date change each year!) & have a huge 'festival' of sorts. It is supposedly very popular with tourists. This may have nothing to do with the festival you are looking for, but I thought I'd try to help.
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Feb 21st, 2003, 12:52 AM
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The gypsies GTG is indeed famous, yes. It takes place in Sainte Marie de la Mer in the Camargue (which isn't a town though but an area).
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Feb 21st, 2003, 10:14 PM
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Hey, that is pretty cool, thanks!
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