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A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Burrell Collection Musée Cantini Marseille
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Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation. Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art, and amassed 9000 items which he donated …

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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei
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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Show at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Ai Weiwei and Marseille This is a highly political show – highly personal too. Much is about the artist’s relationship with his father (Ai Qing) whose ship from Shanghai back in 1929 docked right next to where MuCEM is today. Indeed it was France that inspired …

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Commanderie de Peyrassol Art Gallery exterieurs
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La Commanderie de Peyrassol Modern Art in a Provencal Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here’s a suggestion for an interesting art lover’s outing, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence.  La Commanderie de Peyrassol is not only a successful Var vineyard producing 500,000 bottles of wine a year but is a fast-growing contemporary sculpture park. …Continue reading here for details from Lynne’s visit to …

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Pointe Rouge Beach
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Marseille Things to Do: Visit the Pointe Rouge Beach and the Frioul Islands

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Now the summer has arrived it’s the perfect time for a trip down to one of Marseille’s southerly beaches, Pointe Rouge. It’s sandy and sheltered and the lifeguards are already in place. It was developed in the 60s, and the marina now hosts 1,800 boats. …Continue reading …

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Learning French Destination Francais
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Learning French in Aix-en-Provence this Summer the Destination Francais Way

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here is some information from two French teachers who have moved from the classroom approach in favour of walking around Aix, visiting the markets, having lunch together, all the time having French a conversation – with notes of new vocabulary being emailed to you later.   …Continue …

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Bastide Rose Le Thor
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Explore Sculptures of Amour Love at Bastide Rose in Le Thor

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Bastide Rose is the beautiful honey-coloured home of Poppy Salinger who was married to JFK’s press secretary, journalist and writer Pierre Salinger. It stands by the translucent river Sorgue and is the setting for an annual sculpture show. This year, its theme is Amour, in …

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Picasso-Picabia Musée Picasso
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Picasso-Picabia at Musée Granet this Summer in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Adding to my previous post, which concentrated on the opening weekend for the Picasso-Picabia exhibition at the Musée Granet. There will be a weekly guided tour of the exhibition in English on Fridays at 15:00hrs (entry fee + 4 euros). French tours will take place Tues-Sun at …

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Aix-en-Provence Roadworks Building
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Aix-en-Provence Roadworks Building for the Future

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The town is at a perfect storm of roadworks right now, according to La Provence, (le chantier est a pleine puisssance) but they say that things should start to improve from here on. Work on the 7.2km Aixpress bus-route is taking place along its full length, …

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Artist Nicolas De Stael Hotel de Caumont Aix-en-Provence
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Hotel de Caumont: Artist Nicolas De Stael in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Hotel de Caumont has been open for 5 years now as an arts centre, and this current exhibition,’ Nicolas de Stael in Provence’ has to be the best I have seen here. It focuses on the short time this interesting painter spent in Provence, July 1953-June …

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