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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Restaurant in Aix en Provence La table de Saisons
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La Table des Saisons in Aix-en-Provence a Haven of Peace and Quality

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s a while since we have visited La Table des Saisons so were happy on a recent visit to find the same standards of quality that this young couple have insisted on from week one back in December 2013. The chef is Lionel who has …

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Musee Bonnard
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Musée Bonnard – so much activity!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Pierre Bonnard loved his home at Le Cannet – he painted his wife Marthe in the bath, the cats in the dining room, the splendid colours of his garden and naturally his view of the sparkling Mediterranean. Le Cannet now has the world’s only museum dedicated …

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Spring in Provence and New Art – is on its way

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The beginning of March sees the opening of new shows in Arles and also over at the Carrières de Lumières at Les Baux. Starting with the Fondation Van Gogh, it is a pleasure to see that they will have 8 of his paintings on show, …

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