Le Petit Bistrot Aix-en-Provence
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Le Petit Bistrot – Restaurant et Bar à Vin in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It was a surprise when ‘Happy Days’, the café in the corner of Place Richelme was demolished before Christmas; it always seemed busy. But now Le Petit Bistrot is in its place and it is a delightful place to have a petit dej’, coffee or …

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Aix-en-Provence Construction
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Aix-en-Provence: News from the Excavations Construction Update

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: What a mess the town centre is right now what with the travaux for the new bus route and the simultaneous archaeological dig and renovations at the Place des Precheurs. But then no pain no gain…no omelettes without breaking eggs, and all that good stuff.The bus …

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Aix – Piscine Yves Blanc Updated Sporting News for Swimmers

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Looks like the 3-year renovation at Piscine Yves Blanc is going well and that the pool will re-open in September 2018 (yay!). The main work of enlarging the pools and developing changing rooms and offices is done; now it’s over to the plumbers, electricians and tilers. …

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Picasso Museum Aixe-en-Provence Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso
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Major New Picasso Museum to open in Aix-en-Provence in 2021

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The former convent and college des Precheurs in Aix centre ville has been sold for 11.5 million euros to house an extensive collection of Picasso’s works – paintings, ceramics, sculptures – 2,000 in all. The Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso will be the third museum …

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Pablo Picasso, Le Baiser, 1925 Huile sur toile, 130 x 97,7 cm Musée national Picasso, Paris © Agence photo RMN-GP © Succession Picasso, 2017
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Picasso for Musée Granet Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Picasso’s work has been chosen to be the co-subject of the summer show at Aix’s Musée Granet. ‘Picasso/Picabia’ begins on at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence on June 9th and runs through to 23rd September.  It promises to be an intriguing juxtaposition of two very different artists working in …

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Crepes Cidre & Compagnie Crepes Aix-en-Provence @perfectlyProvence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to eat Crepes and Pets de Nonnes in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: What with Chandeleur in France and Pancake Tuesday in the UK, February is a good time to get whipping up some batter for pastries and crepes. But if you prefer to buy something in town, there’s lots of choice. The traditional pets de nonnes – nuns’ farts  – …

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Calisson d'Aix
Taste: Food & Drink

Calisson d’Aix the Sweet Almond Candy Made in Provence

Candy might not be the reason you decide to visit Aix-en-Provence, but don’t leave town without sampling the famous Calisson d’Aix. These sweets, made with ground, local almonds (sweet and bitter) and a fruit paste blend of melon confit (preserved in sugar) and orange peel, were officially recognised as part …

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Pablo Picasso Château de Vauvenargues @PerfProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discover Artist Pablo Picasso’s Final Resting Place in Provence

Article was previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The Château is certainly iconic in Vauvenargues a small village of barely 1000 people. Pablo Picasso loved the place for the isolation that it provided for his work. After his death, Jacqueline proposed that the castle become a museum, the village never approved …

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Bastide Soap Aix-en-Provence @CuriousProvence
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Made in France Bastide Soap Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Arts de la Table, Bastide We are blessed here in Provence to have the best ingredients when it comes to producing scents (and eating!). Grasse is the perfume capital of the world; not surprising considering the endless fields of lavender, roses, fruit blossom and wild …

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Follies
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Buy Tickets to ‘Follies’ – London Theatre Show Broadcast Direct to Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: On Sunday, January 21, 2:30 at the Renaissance Hotel, there will be a broadcast of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’. The production had terrific reviews when it showed at London’s National Theatre. Here is a short video trailer of the show: “Setting the Stage”: It’s New York, 1971. There’s a …

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