August Events Marche-Potier-Mouries
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August Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This is the month where just about the whole of Northern France descends onto the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. On the radio, they announce “black weekends” which signify lots of Parisians heading south causing a rather lot of traffic. Everyone is finally on …

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography Show at Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Yves Brayer at Les Baux-de-Provence has an exhibition of photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was a friend of Brayer in Paris. Cartier-Bresson, from a well-to-do family in Seine-et-Marne was given a Kodak Brownie as a child, the beginning of his love for photography. …

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Aix-en-Provence Caumont Centre d'Art Sisley
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Aix: Sisley the Impressionist at Caumont Centre d’Art

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sixty paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) went on show June 10th in Aix at the Caumont Centre d’Art’s summer show. The painter, was born to English parents in Paris, hasn’t been the subject of a retrospective since 2002. Forty per cent of this show includes paintings from private collections not …

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July Events Provence
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July Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Juillet/July Events in Provence 2017 It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for all …

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Musee Bonnard Le Cannet
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Take a look at the New Pierre Bonnard Exhibition in Le Cannet

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Bonnard over in Le Cannet (just north of Cannes) is the only museum in the world dedicated to Pierre Bonnard. Visiting his paintings lets you see the world through his eyes, a celebration of joyful colour from the yellow mimosa in his beloved …

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Hip Hop Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art Hip Hop Exhibition in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This week sees a new expo at MAC, Marseille’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Hip-Hop started in the South Bronx, where, surrounded by economic deprivation, the young generation developed creative ways to party, dance, paint the urban environment and challenge the establishment. It spread, district by district, …

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Festival d'Aix
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The Insiders’ Guide to the 2017 Festival d’Aix

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: The 2017 Festival d’Aix takes place July 3 to 22. Can’t wait? The program called “Aix en Juin” offers free or low-priced musical and cultural festivities throughout the month of June…a prelude to the main event. The guest post below–by my favorite opera aficionado …

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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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Festival du Rocher #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Plan to Attend the Festival du Rocher in the Village of Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: During our first visit to Cotignac in 2008, our aunty told us about this lovely open-air theatre and cinema in the village and invited us to watch “Slum Dog Millionaire” with them. With all the catching up and our enthusiastic introduction to Provence …

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Transhumance #StRemy @CuriousProvence
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Transhumance at St Remy de Provence: a sea of sheep

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Robin and I drove over the Alpilles to see the Transhumance pass through the town of Saint Remy de Provence. The Transhumance is when, in the Spring, the sheep from the southern plains are led back up to the cooler mountains to graze on …

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