Major summer events in Provence

Summer is the season of festivals! Let's start with the most famous, the theatre festival of Avignon , often compared to the Edinburgh Festival, and the opera festival in Orange, the Chorégies which takes place in the Ancient Theatre on summer evenings. The performances are held in places where history has left its mark such as the Palace of the Popes, the castle of Lourmarin or the Ancient Theatre of Orange and Vaison la Romaine.
Châteauneuf du Pape, famous for its vineyards, becomes a medieval village for a weekend. The freshly cut lavender adorns the Lavender Festivals in Sault and Valréas. Wine is celebrated in all four corners of the Vaucluse. The "Most Beautiful Villages of France" such as Roussillon and Gordes provide a natural setting for music festivals.