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10 Things That Are “Just So French”

By Deborah When one of my long-time friends (notice I didn’t say “old”) came to visit in Uzes, she’d say: “That’s just so French!” It became a favorite saying to the two of us during her stay. Here are ten things that say “that’s just so French” to me. See …

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Another Fine French Book Giveaway!

By Julie Mautner I’ve been wanting to write about Elizabeth Bard for a while now and her new book gives me a perfect excuse. It comes out on April 7 and it looks every bit as delicious as its predecessor, Lunch in Paris: A Love Explore this Post Via:: The …

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Books Set in Provence

By aixcentric Provence is a rich environment for writers. Peter Mayle sparked a trend for books about Provence, but it’s fun to read fiction set locally. Mary Lou Longworth has penned a series of crime novels based in and around Aix. Starting with ‘Death at the Chateau Bremont’, she Explore …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Brocantes in Provence

By Julie Mautner Antiquing is a both a national pastime and competitive sport in France…and Provence is known to have some of the finest antiquing in all the land. But it’s also know to be expensive, unless you know where to go. The great American tradition of the rummage sale, yard sale, …

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Easter Chic in Aix en Provence

Jill Cowdry shares jelly bean hues and candy-coloured images of Aix-en-Provence in time for Easter. If you want to see the whole group of photos follow this link to Easter Chic in Aix en Provence – a petite Easter card.

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Celebrating Van Gogh… La suite

By Philippe Goninet Fun and busy week on my side ! On Friday I was in Mons (Culture Capital for 2015) attending a meeting with our partners of Van Gogh Europe (site in maintenance, should reopen any days from should reopen any days from now). I had the chance to …

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Writing the Romance in Provence

The writing bug struck early. Karen Aldous says that she began writing as a girl and started her first novel in her twenties. Inspired by Provence and jolted into action by a family illness she is now the author of two books The Vineyard and The Chateau. Karen Aldous lives …

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New Cézanne Drawings

By aixcentric The art world in the US is a-buzz with the discovery of a Cezanne drawing and a watercolour hidden away at the back of two pictures in the Barnes collection in Philadelphia. The drawing illustrated here is, I’m sure, the side view of Jas de Bouffan with the …

Jill Steenhuis at easel #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …

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March Events at Book in Bar in Aix

By aixcentric Supporting independent bookshops is a must: not only is the internet providing much competition but there are local problems too – Book In Bar has been bedevilled with roadworks outside the shop recently. Here is a list of their events this month: Creative Writing Workshop : Saturday, March the …