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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Mary Magdalene
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Is This the Face of Mary Magdalene?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: As most of you living in and around Aix will know, the region has long been associated with Mary Magdalene the companion of Jesus who, according to legend, was driven out of Palestine during early Christian persecutions. She was expelled together with other saints in a …

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Crepes Cidre & Compagnie Crepes Aix-en-Provence @perfectlyProvence
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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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André Maire Art Exhibit Musée Regards de Provence
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New Art Exhibition at Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to hand it to the Musée Regards de Provence who seem to keep finding interesting local artists to introduce to us all. This time it is André Maire (1898-1984) who was an inveterate traveller. He was very curious about people, civilisations and religions, …

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Marseille Provence Airport Expansion
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Marseille Provence Airport Major Expansion News

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A major expansion of the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) has been announced with British architect Norman Foster winning the design contract. Airports are in keen competition with each other and Marseille Provence wants to be able to welcome 11 million passengers a year by 2025. Foster …

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Surviving Provence Book Barbara Farber
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Surviving Provence a New Book on Life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Surviving Provence is a humorous account of the people (and animals) who share author Barbara Farber’s daily life in the South of France. It is a far cry, she explains, from an ode to lavender and sunflowers. She writes: “Although my husband and I were both …

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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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Cezanne Musée Granet
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Two New Exhibitions at Musée Granet Works by Cézanne and Tal

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: ‘Cézanne at Home’ and a retrospective of the painter Tal Coat have recently opened at the Musée Granet, both worth a visit. ‘No painting by Cézanne will ever enter this museum’, proclaimed Henri Pontier who was curator in 1900.His attitude is made even worse by …

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Sainte-Barbe Ble d’Esperance @Aixcentric
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Sainte-Barbe it’s time to plant Blé d’Esperance in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you’re in Provence, you will probably have already bought your little pack of seeds to plant today to mark the feast of Saint Barbara (Sainte-Barbe), and hopefully with some warmth and sunshine, they will be ready for Christmas. The local saying is: Quand le blé …

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Aix-en-Provence Burger Bars Five Guys
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Aix-en-Provence is Sprouting New Burger Bars!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A bit shocking to come back to Aix and find two burger bars about to open in town, one each end of the Cours Mirabeau! ‘J’aimerais qu’ils aillent ailleurs’, said Mayor Marysse Joissans, but they must have had a green light as ‘Five Guys’ opens in …

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