When All of Avignon is a Stage…

A Performance in the Palais des Papes square

The Festival d’Avignon and Off Festival are the Biggest Arts Festival Events in Vaucluse: For theatre-lovers, July is the prime time to visit Avignon when for three full weeks the whole of Avignon becomes a stage for the Festival d’Avignon and the Off Festival. Festival d’Avignon The Avignon Festival is the biggest cultural event in […]

Église St Pierre – Avignon’s Flamboyant Church of St-Pierre

Eglise St Pierre, Avignon

Church of St-Pierre – One of the Most Beautiful Avignon Churches: With the Avignon papacy in the 14th century and seven Sovereign pontiffs having resided in Avignon, it is not surprising that this town has many cathedrals, churches and chapels. Although not a major church, one of the Avignon churches that stand out is the […]

Pont d’Avignon and a Shepherd’s Divine Mission

Pont d'Avignon - Pont St-Bénézet

Pont d’Avignon or Pont St-Bénézet is Made Famous by a French Children’s Song: Near the Palace of the Popes stands the remains of Pont St-Bénézet, better known as Pont d’Avignon. This 12th century Avignon bridge is famous the world over through a much-loved French children’s song ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon’.  However, the bridge construction itself […]

A Palace Extravaganza by the Avignon Popes

Palace of the Popes, Avignon

Built by the Avignon Popes, Palais des Papes is the Largest Gothic Palace in Europe: Avignon’s largest and most dominant monument is the Palais des Papes, residence of the Sovereign Pontiffs during the Avignon Papacy. Situated in the centre of the city, the Palace of the Popes is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Avignon […]

Tours to Normandy from Paris

American Cemetery - Normandy

A Range of Paris Tours to Normandy by Viator: Situated in the north-west of France, Normandy is 70km from Paris – about an hour’s drive.  If you’re holidaying in Paris and wish to visit Normandy, it is possible to do day trips or short tours to Normandy from Paris. The following are some of the […]

Interesting Facts about Paris Lights

Musee D'Orsay © Travel Signposts..

Some Interesting Facts About What Makes Paris the City of Lights: If you’ve ever wondered why Paris is called the “City of Lights“, here are some interesting Paris facts that will enlighten. City lights – There are over 296 illuminated sites in Paris covering hotels, churches, statues, fountains and national buildings and monuments. Furthermore, 33 […]

Opéra de Nice – Nice Opera

Opéra de Nice © H.Gruber/Wiki

Nice’s Magnificent Opéra de Nice on the Seafront: Although Nice’s magnificent opera house, the Opéra de Nice, was built in 1885, there has been a theatre at this seaside location for over 100 years before that. In 1776, the Marquis Alli-Maccarani obtained permission from the King of Sardinia to convert his old dwelling into a […]

Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence

Grand Theatre de Provence © Classictic

A State-Of-The-Art Performing Arts Complex: The Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence’s performing arts complex, opened on 29 June 2007 with the inaugural performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. The Grand Théâtre de Provence was part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Aix-en-Provence city centre and whilst Wagner’s opera marked the beginning of the artistic and cultural […]

Disneyland Paris – Affectionately Known as DLP

Disney Castle

Disneyland Paris is a Cornucopia of Rides, Restaurants and All-out Fun for Everyone: Disneyland Paris, affectionately known as DLP by Mouseketeers the world over, is a cornucopia of rides, restaurants, exhibits and all-out fun for everyone. In the last few years the fun has been doubled as Disney Paris added the Walt Disney Studios Park […]