Maison du Collectionneur Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

New Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence: Mana a la Maison du Collectionneur

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you are one of the many many locals who enjoy eating at Mana Espresso and admire the enterprising young Brits who started it, then this new restaurant is for you! Their second restaurant opened recently, giving them much needed space for their clientele. Mana …

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Jessica Lange Photography
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Jessica Lange Photography Show First Time in France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Double-Oscar winner, American actress Jessica Lange, is currently showing her photography at the Campredon Centre d’Art, at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, for the first time in France. Back in 1967, she won a scholarship from the University of Minnesota to study photography, but Hollywood beckoned and she played many …

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Villers Picasso Coup de Soleil
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Aix: Artwork from Picasso and André Villers at the Pavillon Vendome

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There seems to have been a deluge of work by Picasso recently, in Marseille, in Aix, in Les Baux, in Cannes, but the small exhibition at Aix’s Pavillon Vendome, ‘Villers Picasso – Coup de Soleil’ really is worth investigating. André Villers was just 22 and …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
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Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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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
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

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
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

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
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

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
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

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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