September in Avignon is a great time to visit the city. There are still plenty of things to do, and the temperature usually starts to cool off a little. It is also a little quieter once the school holidays are over.
Here are Englishman in Avignon’s top 5 picks for things to do and see around the city of Avignon in September 2019…
Avignon Sixtie’s Day’s Vintage Festival
Over the weekend of September 14th & 15th. Head down to Avignon Parc des Expositions, (Chemin des Felons, 84000 Avignon) for the Sixties Day’s Vintage Festival. During the festival you will find: a vintage funfair, different 60’s style shows and concerts. A real American drive in open air cinema complete with waitresses on roller skates. Food trucks, cheerleaders, dance demonstrations. American car / spare parts market. And a chance to win an American muscle car …More information at the official website www.sixtiesdays.fr
Les Médiévales des Carmes
September 6th-8th. Set in Medieval Avignon. Many activities are offered. Including medieval banquet, crafts, songs, fighting and games …A medieval festival in the purest tradition.
Participants train the public in this not-so-distant world of the Provençal Middle Ages.
Friday September 6th:
Théâtre des Carmes from 14h15 to 17h30, symposium of history and Provençal Culture.
Saturday September 7th:
10am: Medieval camps, treasure hunt and games, archery competitions, Blazon workshops.
10am: Opening of the medieval market with demonstrations from different craftsmen.
10:30 am: Official inauguration with knights at the sound of troubadours.
2.30pm to 6.30pm: continuation of the celebrations with theatre, songs, combats, games and dances.
6pm: Medieval Ball
8.30 pm: Banquet – Medieval show in costumes with the troubadours of the group Claude Robin Désiré and artists of the festival. (fee, limited space, reservation required).
Sunday September 8th:
10am to 7pm: Market, medieval camps, troubadours, craftsmen, calligraphers, stalls, tastings at the inn. Demonstrations, camp, fights, daily life, music, songs, games, dances …
11am: Parade to the Halles with Knights, and Ladies, bourgeois and pampered.
4pm: Medieval Tombola
6pm: Medieval Ball
7pm: closing of the 14th Medieval of the Carmelites.
More information over at their official website www.lesmedievalesdescarmes.fr
Le Pique-Nique des Chefs
Sunday September 29th at 12pm at Chemin de l’halage – Ile de la Barthelasse.
A great gastronomic picnic. Highlighting local products and the rich heritage of Avignon.
This event is organised by l’association Avignon tu me régales. Bringing together a varied mixture of chefs from all over Avignon. United by the same philosophies of using local produce to promote awareness.
The Chef’s wish to make this event a moment of discovery and knowledge. Opposite the Pont d’Avignon. With the Palais des Papes in the background. The Picnic des Chefs wants to “steak” its claim in the City of the Popes.
More information over at www.avignontumeregales.fr
Frames Web Video Festival
An event made by creators, for creators and their audience. Come and meet the best talents from online. Set in beautiful locations across the city of Avignon!
Frames Web Video Festival is the only event in France entirely devoted to video creation broadcast on the internet. It will host for this 4th edition, 27 videographers and more than 30 YouTube channels. Including popular, cultural, scientific, fiction and documentary channels.
You can find them for a weekend in eight locations across the city. At Palais des Papes, la Collection Lambert, Petit Louvre. Théâtre du Chêne Noir, l’Hôtel La Mirande, Vox Populi. Delirium et Au Coeur d’Avignon…
On the program more than 150 activities. Conferences, meetings, debates. Games and quizzes. Round tables, live shootings. Exclusive episodes and many other surprises.
Prresent this year will be: Cyprien, The Great JD, Nota Bene, The Movie Slayer. Amazing Science, Max Bird, Axolot, Yes You Like, Tales From The Click. Mental Hygiene, The PAUL Chain, Juliette Tresanini, Linguisticae, Science4All. CRAC CRAC, Marjorie Noan, Scinema, Scilabus, Mister Phil. ALT236, Kronomusik, Aude GG, Léa Bordier. Wild Past, French Food Porn. Castor Mother and Art Cash For Nothing.
More information over at their website http://framesfestival.fr
Vide-greniers d’Automne de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Sunday September 29th 8.30am-5pm. In Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Autumn Vide Grenier. If you have never been to a Vide Grenier’s before, its basically a yard sale for the whole town. A chance to clear out all your old tat and pick up some bargains at the same time. Always good for a Sunday mooch about. Bring change and your best haggling hat.
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