Aix and Provence: News, Blogs, and Culture

  • Tomorrow: Museums Open til Late…
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    This coming weekend sees the evening when public museums across France are open until late, with special events and free entry. In Aix, it’s a lovely event with families thronging through the streets and music spilling out of all the venues. This link will take you to all the activities:… Read more »
  • Making Contacts in Provence
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    Network Provence is a platform for women to promote their business,  blog,  club, project and to socialise.  It’s a thriving community and  has given women here in Provence an opportunity to  tell others what they are working on,  whether it be for profit or not. I have attended a session… Read more »
  • Aix: Huge Art Fair Opens Thursday
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      Two hundred artists and gallery-owners will be gathering in Aix to show over 4000 works to an estimated 25,000 visitors. You can either invest in something lovely for your home, or get some inspiration for your own creations. To add to the enjoyment, there’s a restaurant, 3 food trucks… Read more »
  • Cannes Film Festival Opens…in Aix
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    No need to leave the cours Mirabeau to have a front row view of the Opening Night in Cannes.  Once again, it will be transmitted live to the Renoir.  The programme begins Tuesday, 14th May, at 18:45 with red-carpet interviews, then we move inside the Palais des Festivals for this… Read more »
  • Two New Experiences in Marseille
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    A Bus tour south of the city and Sunset apéros on board ‘un bar sur le mer’. ‘Colorbus’ is a new hop-on hop-off service which takes visitors south to see places that aren’t so easy to get to: the Vallon des Auffres, the Corniche, the Prado beaches, MAC (fun modern art… Read more »
  • It’s Coming Home: the Aix Food Market
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    May 28th will see the return of the thrice-weekly Food Market to the newly-pedestrianised and smartly-paved Places Verdun-Precheurs where it was up to 2016.  The Textile and Brocante stalls will stay in the cours Mirabeau, and the two areas will be linked by the Artisanat Market which will occupy rue… Read more »
  • Coming Up at Chateau La Coste
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    It can be incredibly difficult to find out what some local organisations are planning, so ‘chapeau’ to the team at Chateau La Coste for publishing their expo agenda for the coming year, with details in English too! The poster shows a birds-eye view of the new sunken gallery at the… Read more »
  • Think Pink in Sanary-sur-Mer….Just Rosé festival
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    Sanary is one of the most beautiful coastal villages and its International Rosé Festival promises to make it even more stylish next weekend.   Take a look at some of the images from previous years…  This year, it is running over 3 days:  10-12th May, 10-18:00hrs each day.  There will be 71… Read more »
  • Lots to do on Wednesday 8th May
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    It’s a busy day in prospect with: Formula One cars and films in Aix Cheese and Honey in Fuveau and a Bal Patriotique in Marseille.   Let’s start in Aix with the free Formula One roadshow. These events are precursors to the French Grand Prix at the end of June. … Read more »
  • At last…Aix Swimming Pool Re-opens!
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    After 30 months’ work, the Piscine Yves Blanc is once more open to the public – great timing for the beginning of the summer season. It’s had a top-to-toe refurb including: main pool now 50m and so able to host national events an auxiliary pool of 25m for classes/extra lanes… Read more »