Chateau la Coste Vineyard
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Chateau La Coste New Discoveries at the Vineyard

It has been almost two decades since Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar decided to uproot their Washington, D.C. lifestyle and spend their retirement years in the South of France. They eliminated other alternatives (continents, countries and cities) and chose Aix-en-Provence for its “quality of life.” The city’s attractive combination …

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Phot’Aix
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Annual Photo Festival in Aix – Phot’Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The 18th Phot’Aix is about to begin, both with a major exhibition and a trail which leads people around town from venue to venue. The major exhibition this year, Regards Croisés, features 5 contemporary Chinese and 5 French photographers working on similar themes: at the Cloitre …

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Provence Bastide Aix Flagship store Luxury Beauty Brand
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Bastide Luxury Beauty Brand Explores the Savoir Faire of Provence

Returning to Provence’s Art de Vivre Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen are a power couple with great hair! They are also breathing new life into a beauty and lifestyle brand that epitomises the best of Provence – Bastide. Born in Provence, Fekkai’s career took him to the United States. …

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Journées du Patrimoine
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Journées du Patrimoine – 15-17th September in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just to say that the 64-page programme for this year’s Journées du Patrimoine, ‘Les Architectes et La Ville’, is now available at the Aix tourist office. But… for whatever reason, it isn’t out on the shelves. So if you want a copy, you have to queue …

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Aix-en-Provence la Rotonde Fountain
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Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months …

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Parc de la Torse
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In Praise of Parc de la Torse in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s hard to believe but that Parc de la Torse is just a 10 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau. The Torse park is a wonderful natural area which follows the little river from the route de Cézanne down to the route de Nice. There are …

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Atelier Ombres et Lumieres Aix-en-Provence
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Sign-up Now for Colourful Summer Painting Classes at Atelier Ombres et Lumieres

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Atelier Ombres et Lumieres‘ at Les Milles is run by Murielle Moutel, an innovative artist and teacher. I enjoy going to a weekly class there and so can personally recommend signing up for one of her summer courses which are taking place in July. …

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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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Place d'Albertas Aix-en-Provence by Curious Provence
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Take a Guided Tour of Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Last Saturday Robin and I took a guided tour of Aix en Provence with Frédéric Paul. A Tour Guide Local with Passion for Sharing History A rising television star and truly passionate about history, Frédéric aims to share insights into the history of his …

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Events Story Beauty Salon
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New Beauty Salon Events Story in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How sexy are you feeling today? Events Story: A Beauty Salon with Character Events Story is a beauty salon in Marseille. It has just opened up a new salon right in the centre of Aix en Provence. Sisters Sonia and Linda have created a …

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