And they're not from Avignon. Major news sites today are announcing things like "An order of reclusive Benedictine nuns from Avignon has signed a major record deal with the company behind Lady Gaga".
The nuns are actually from the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of the Annunciation (Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation), between the villages of Le Barroux and Malaucène, in the Vaucluse department.
The deal is for a record of their Gregorian Chants, to be released in November 2010 by Decca Records. Decca (part of Universal Music) does also have Lady Gaga, along with several hundred or thousand other artists. Also, Avignon is 35 km to the southwest, well past the town of Carpentras. But then, who's heard of Le Barroux or even Malaucène, except for our Beyond readers.