LE FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON
Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is today one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world.
There are more than fourty differents show performed during the Festival, but and also readings, exhibitions, films and debates, all of which are gateways into the invited artists' own world. Every evening during the Festival, there is at least one show première, making Avignon a place of true creation and adventure for the artists as well as for the audience.
Commonly named the « IN », it is founded by the French Culture Ministry, regional and local authorities and Avignon City hall.
Integral part of our national cultural heritage, the festival is currently leaded by Olivier Py.