Aix-en-Provence Vegan Meals Anticafé
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Aix-en-Provence Vegan Meals and Language Lessons at Anticafé

Contributor blog post at Aixcentric: I wonder if you have visited Anticafé Aix yet? Founded two years ago, its principle is that customers pay per hour. Your 5 euros per hour gets you as much coffee or tea as you like, plus there are breakfast cereals, bread to toast with jam, or …

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Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
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Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Another Reason to Visit Porquerolles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Foundation Carmignac opened to the public on June 1st. This display of modern art is in a vast (1500 sqm) gallery inside a Provencal villa on the beautiful island of Porquerolles. The collection has been put together by financier Edouard Carmignac and includes works from …

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Dutch-Sculptor-Gabriël-Sterk-Pablo-Picasso-Mougins
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organised its funding: when I interviewed him at the time, he explained that he had recently moved to the town and couldn’t understand why there was …

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Avignon Musées Mirabilis Museums
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Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern …

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Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille
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Step Back to The Beginning of Time Back at Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Marseille is the oldest town in France, so when you walk along by the Vieux Port, you are following in the footsteps of Greek fishermen, shopkeepers, sailors and traders who established their colony in 600 BC.  They, and the Romans who arrived later have left traces that emerge so …

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49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Coming Up in July

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ is the theme for the 49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition. ‘This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. Photography is often the best-placed medium for registering all the shocks that remind us the …

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Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store
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Shopping in Marseille in Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Did you know that Marseille has France’s oldest quincaillerie, or hardware shop? It really is a must-visit if you are interested in traditional Provencal life. Take the magnificent big hand-graters for instance – just the sort of gadget used in café kitchens many years ago for …

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House of Cookies Pancakes-petit-dejeuner restaurant-aix-en-provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

American Favourites for Lunch at the House of Cookies in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Some days ago, I read this comment on Aixcentric: “In your very comprehensive survey of Aix restaurants, I couldn’t find any mention of House of Cookies, rue Boulegon (but maybe it’s just my mistake!) It’s a lovely place, American vintage-oriented, and the owner, Laetitia, makes the …

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Visit Monaco
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Join the Tourisme Gardanne Day Trip a Visit to Monaco

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Office du Tourisme at Gardanne is offering a day-trip to Monaco on Saturday 19th May.  It’s an early start, 7:15, but then it’s quite a drive.  Once there, there’s an organised trip round the Musée Océanographique and also the Palais Princier, followed by free time. 86 …

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Market Strawberries Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

It’s Strawberry Season in Provence a Recipe to Celebrate

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The new fraises garriguettes have arrived in Aix and my goodness are they good! Some years ago, La Provence published a recipe for a tiramisu with raspberries but I’ve found strawberries are just as delicious, and this is now a firm favourite. Tiramisu aux Fraises Ingredients: …

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