Villa Mediterranée #Marseille @AixCentric
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Marseille’s Villa Mediterranée – What is its Future?

By aixcentric It cost 73 million euros and its stated purpose was to provide a focal point for meetings, conferences, films and exhibitions on matters Mediterranean; but it’s now been revealed that the upkeep and running costs for the Villa Mediterranée were 4.4 million euros last year, paid by the …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @Aixcentric
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Coming Up in Cassis

By aixcentric Cassis is not only a beautiful little town, but they have a switched-on tourist office who are not afraid of doing some proactive marketing. They have mapped out all their activities for the coming year which is such a help for holiday-makers and locals with visitors. For instance …

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book in bar #AixenProvence @AixCentric
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Creative Writing Workshop in Aix

By aixcentric Book In Bar is hosting a creative writing session on Saturday 14th February, from 11-13:00 hrs. Don’t know too much about the content but have checked that the workshop will be held in English as well as French. Participation is limited to 12 people so call the shop …

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Lacoste Art @ the Castle. The Marquis de Sade in Jail. #Lacoste
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The Marquis de Sade and Lacoste

By Philippe Goninet Donatien Alphonse François de Sade was born in Paris on June 2nd 1740. His most famous ancestor “Laure de Sade” (1308-1348) is known as the life love of the Poet Pétrarque. She is also linked to the Sade branch that will establish in Saint Remy. Explore this …

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Villa View #Provence @francewithdawn
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Simply France with Dawn an Affair with Provence

It takes vision to launch any new business. In Provence where tour companies are as plentiful as olive trees and sunshine it also requires passion. Dawn Slieter calls her company Simply France with Dawn as that is what she is trying to share with clients – the simplicity of life …

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St Tropez Beach #StTropez #Provence @Aixcentric
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Empty beaches and galleries in St Tropez

By aixcentric It really is the best time to hit the coast. You can drive there! You can park! Enjoy empty beaches, restaurants and art gallery! In fact this photo shows the world-famous celeb-magnet Pampelonne Beach last week…not a footballer, WAG or starlet in sight. Just us, Explore this Post …

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Provence Hiking #Calanques #Provence #Hiking @DreamyProvence
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A Provencal Work-out

New Year rolls around again and I’m truly determined this time to add a different fitness regime to my life….. My previous New Year experiences have included the usual joining the gym, but oh what a yawn that is!  I’m simply not a gym girl – it’s truly dull in …

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Tartan Pimpernel #BookstoRead #Marseille @Aixcentric
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WW2 Heroism in Marseille

By aixcentric On the theme of helping people escape during the Occupation, here is a thrilling account of the experience of a Church of Scotland minister, Donald Caskie, who at great personal risk saved around 2000 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen. He had been the minister at the Scots Kirk …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands Cote d'Azur
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Discover Provence with Author Patricia Sands

Now that you have read about Patricia Sands’ books and her Womens Travel Network tour in Provence. We asked her share her Perfectly Provence – Where the local’s go. #Discover The authenticity of the old town of Antibes: a vieille ville on the coast between Nice and Cannes, in a …

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Honouring Provence Locals Who Helped Save Jews

By aixcentric In this week of commemoration, remembering those who perished at Auschwitz, it is fitting to honour those people, living and working in Aix, who helped save Jewish families, at great personal risk. They are designated ‘Juste parmi les Nations’. There are 25,000 worldwide, 3,700 in France and more …

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