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Best time for Avignon Festival

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Best time for Avignon Festival

Hello, my boyfriend and I are not a big fan of theatre, but we would like to experience the atmosphere during the Avignon Festival.

I am wondering when is the best time to visit during those 3 weeks? Would it be the first or last week; weekday or weekend? Or it doesn't matter, it is crazy all the same? The programme doesn't matter much since we do not look for any particular show.

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Best time for Avignon Festival

The beginning is always less busy. Avoid sundays which are too crowded with local.

Grab a program and look out for the "eyes" sign which labels the shows suitable for non french speaker.

And just sit at a café and watch the troup promoting themselves.

Remember to take all flyers that are given to you, the troup appreciates it.

Enjoy, this is fun !!!

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2. Re: Best time for Avignon Festival

We're going to be there on the 26th and 27th July which I think is during the 'Off' festival. If anybody sees any good shows which are accessible to people with very limited French please let me know.

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