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Twin Towns Market in Aix

By aixcentric The ‘Marche international des Villes Jumelles’ opens on Wednesday 3rd Dec at 12:00hrs and my advice is to get there for it opening if you want to buy any English goodies from the Bath stall. Last year I had invited my French neighbours in for a typical British …

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Interesting Art on Show in Aix

By aixcentric On Thursday 20th Nov, there will be an ‘Apero Arty’ to launch an exhibition of the work of Guy Denning. He’s a self-taught British artist who lives in France and, by the look of his website, produces interesting pictures: http://www.guydenning.org/artwork/lightbox/artwork.htm The Apero Arty is at 19:00hrs at La …

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Christmas is Starting in Aix

By aixcentric The chalets for the Christmas market in the Cours Mirabeau and the traditional rides for the little ones are nearly ready! Here are all the dates: The Christmas market opens tomorrow (19th November) and stall-holders will be selling all manner of gifts and festive foods – and that …

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Provence Prestige is Nov 20 to 24

By Julie Mautner The 2oth annual Provence Prestige show opens Thursday November 20 at the Palais des Congrès in Arles. This festive holiday-theme market fills a number of vast indoor expo halls with 3500 square meters of holiday goodies, gifts, home decor, food and wine, clothes, accessories, books and much …

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111 Artists Sell 11 Works Each for 111€ in Marseille

By aixcentric Celebrating 20 years of raising money for charity, La Maison de l’Artisanat are holding their annual art sale.Profits from the sale of 11 paintings by each of 111 artists go to improving the conditions for children with cancer at Marseille’s La Timone hospital. Over the 20 years, Explore …

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Jill Steenhuis at Work

By aixcentric Jill’s view of the Aix Cathedral. The video clips show how she composes and builds her paintings Jill Steenhuis is an American painter who loves Cézanne. She lives locally with her family and paints in the master’s footsteps. I love her colourful, impressionist-style work with its exuberant brush-strokes …

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Two Very Different Faces of Marseille

By aixcentric Marseille is changing so so fast. The Terrasses du Port which opened this spring provides a 21st century, glossy, global shopping experience with chic restaurants with white linen-clad tables overlooking la grande bleue. And just steps away, the vaults beneath Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Another Fine French Book Giveaway!

By Julie Mautner Clotilde Dusoulier‘s new book just came out and knowing her, I’m sure it’s wonderful. Since the New York Times just did a big story on it (see that here), I’ll skip over the background and just get to the juicy part: Clotilde’s publisher wants to give one of …

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Georgeanne Brennan’s New Labor of Love

By Julie Mautner Georgeanne Brennan‘s passion for Provence is well documented, most notably in her books A Pig in Provence (Harcourt and Chronicle Books) and The Food and Flavors of Haute Provence (Chronicle Books), the latter of which won a James Beard Foundation award. Explore this Post Via:: The Provence Post …

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Meeting Good King René’s Mum

By aixcentric Rubbing shoulders with royalty last evening…but actually to find out more about Queen Yolande, the subject of a book and talk by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. Born in 1380 to the king of Aragon, Yolande was married to the Louis II of the house of Anjou, and …

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