Saturday, July 22, 2017

Profile of Avignon

Yes I'm in Avignon, one day early for my watercolor workshop (attending not teaching).
2017 has been the year of ramparts for me. I am done with them!!
But life in the festival d'Avignon takes place in the street. Not to worry.
International performers entice visitors with snippets of their acts
Hoping you'll buy a ticket for the show later on
An endless parade of get-ups
National costumes
What ev. Please can I buy your parasole? It is HOT here!
A great little band...why didn't I buy their CD?
Signs are put up all over town for the multitude of acts.
More signs
There are plenty of quiet square to sit and read a book or drink an apéro..
My biggest fascination was the ice cream of JEAN LE GOURMAND.
All flavors are churning so absolutely fresh
Pistache, passion fruit, mango, coconut. I can attest all are excellent and 2€ a pop.
Def bring a fan or pick one up. You'll need it!


  1. Your architectural sketches have become a thing of envy for me:) They have YOUR them..

    Avignon:) I think it looks charming..howdhedothat?
    I know..I buy the CD now..if I like the music:)
    I did not in Bonnieux..regrets..I've had a few;)

  2. You really capture the spirit of Avignon. Lots of summer fun. And now I want ice cream....

  3. This looks like the best fest ever! Food, music and costumes! How much better can it get!

    1. You would LOVE it Robin!
      A free for all + gorgeous food pas cher.
      A food post to come soon..

  4. Kathleen12:55 PM

    Picture 6 down????
    For real?

    1. I know!
      Unbelievable!! So much so that prep were not impressed as much as other more splashy acts.

  5. Kathleen H12:58 PM


  6. If you were hot, how were those femmes in the wigs bearing it? They definitely needed those parasols. The ice creme looks amazing - can't wait to see the food post.

  7. I was there last year, but not for the festival. It was in the 90s. The Papal Palace was fascinating. I kept thinking of The Name of the Rose.

  8. Helena3:02 PM

    What is the festival called? Thanks!

    1. Oooops Didn't I say?
      Simply : FESTIVAL D' AVIGNON
      An annual event

  9. Please don't give up on the ramparts.... Love them!

  10. What a fun looking festival! At least if it's hot you can live of that tasty looking ice cream!! Hope the course goes well too.

  11. Marjorie R11:04 PM

    I wish I was there even if it is a little on the warm side!

  12. Perfect, we would like one of every flavor. Do they ship well.

  13. What a joy to be in Avignon during this festival. All of the music and the acts would make walking the streets magical.

  14. Anonymous6:56 AM

    This looks like the best fest ever! Food, music and costumes! How much better can it get!


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