Discover Market Sunday in Toulon
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Find Out Why You Should Spend a Sunday in Toulon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sunday really is an ideal time to visit Toulon as the traffic is lighter, it’s easier to park and the market is in full swing. It’s a good market with the top part North African stalls, leading down to the fruit and veg section, ending in …

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Jill Steenhuis Artist June Events Aix-en-Provence
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June Events in and around Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: As usual in June, so many events in Aix-en-Provence, some regular, others new – here goes: Talented local artist Jill Steenhuis will be showing her colourful Impressionistic paintings along with sculptures by her husband and son, Serge and Sergio Ruffato in the ancient rooms of …

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Musee Reattu Arles photography exhibitions
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International Photography Exhibitions in Provence Head over to Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There are quite a few photography exhibitions  on in Provence right now….let’s head west first to the ones in Arles. The Musée Reattu, which is building a formidable collection of photography is currently exhibiting ‘Anatomie du Paysage‘, 130 natural or urban landscapes from some well-known …

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Artist Ai Weiwei at Chateau la Coste
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Plan to Visit the Artist Ai Weiwei Installation at Chateau La Coste

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Permanent installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Chateau La Coste It’s entitled Ruyi Path after the ceremonial sceptre that symbolises power and good fortune in Chinese history; and the artist has followed the shape of the sceptre for a new pathway that weaves between the trees of …

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Mont Ventoux Sign
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What Happened to the Famous Sign at the Top of Mont Ventoux?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: According to le Fils Aixcentric who cycles up there regularly, the Mont Ventoux sign has been taken before, and has been replaced, each time with different heights recorded.  The most recent height (see the photo) of 1911m …Continue reading here to find out about the “Ventouman” who has …

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Historical Marseille Photos Vieux Port
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Discover Historical Marseille – What Lies Beneath Ground?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The tourists sitting in the sun outside cafés in the Place aux Huiles and the Cours Estienne d’Orves probably don’t realise that they are perched above an ancient system of canals that dates back at least to Roman times. I am indebted to the website …

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Navette Services Vieux Port Marseille
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Navette Services from Vieux Port in Marseille this Summer

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The summer services for the navettes (ferries) which go from the Vieux Port down to Point Rouge or along to L’Estaque and back will start on Saturday 29th April until 1st October. Cost still 5€ each way. If you haven’t tried these short journeys, they …

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Aix en Provence Carnaval
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Aix-en-Provence Carnaval Scheduled for Sunday April 30th

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: An unmissable event for your calendar. For the past few years, Aix-en-Provence has been investing a lot in its traditional Carnaval, bringing in creative companies to headline the event. Local associations and schools interpret the theme with gusto and the school kids really get into the …

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Vaucluse Travel Tips
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Springtime in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here is a useful link for ideas of outings in the Vaucluse. It covers vineyards, bike-hire and cycle routes, antiques fairs and also has details of discounts and promotions for accommodation. …Continue reading here for travel tips, family fun and tons of things to do in …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
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A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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