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A short trip to Switzerland – Geneva

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The final week in Europe. Switzerland is not very far from Avignon! And I’ve got a few friends who I wanted to see, for the first time since we were students in Bournemouth in 1999! So, entered the country by … Continue reading

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Festival d’Avignon 2018

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This year, I’ve got to be better understanding and appreciating the plays, all except one being performed in French, of course. And there are more than 1,500 stages in more than 400 theatres in town. Simply amazing. Another thing I … Continue reading

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Barbeque at Pierre and Fred’s

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Invitation to a lunch in a garden. Lovely sunday afternoon in good company. The day when France won the world cup…

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Plage de Piemanson

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Summer setting in, got to venture out to the beach. There are a number of beaches in the region, some of which are quite deserted and tranquil. A picnic on the beach without haunted by crowding people, something not easy … Continue reading

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Soiree at Laurent’s

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At “Mingle” gather lots of people from different walks of life, once in summer and once in winter. Lovely hosts prepare everything to ensure everyone has a good time.

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Opening of the Festival in Villeneuve

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They organise another festival alongside the Avignon Festival in the village Villeneuve-les-Avignon. I went to see an experimental play, which took place all over the town. The audience follow the scenes with a wireless headphone, and actors play in streets, … Continue reading

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Organ concert in Monteau

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Went to an organ concert in a small town of Monteau. The church has one of the oldest organs in France, which has been lovingly restored recently and is in a good nick.

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A few walks in Villeneuve-les-Avignon

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Getting acquainted with this historic (new) town right next to Avignon, which is exactly what the name says. There is an antique market every Saturday on the parking lot near the town entrance, and every time it’s busy with the … Continue reading

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2018 Opening of Avignon Festival

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This is the fourth time I have come to enjoy the Festival of Avignon, and every time there are quite a few exciting performances in store. Actually, good listening practice, too, in French… which is getting better for sure. For … Continue reading

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The real Jouvaud in Carpentras with Stephane and Adrien

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The Jouvaud, they’ve got three shops in France and today four in Japan! The original shop is, however, the one in Carpentras. Lovely shop, very French in a very nice way. They do lovely cakes and candied fruits. Their chocolate is, … Continue reading

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