Journées du Patrimoine
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Journées du Patrimoine – 15-17th September in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just to say that the 64-page programme for this year’s Journées du Patrimoine, ‘Les Architectes et La Ville’, is now available at the Aix tourist office. But… for whatever reason, it isn’t out on the shelves. So if you want a copy, you have to queue …

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography Show at Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Yves Brayer at Les Baux-de-Provence has an exhibition of photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was a friend of Brayer in Paris. Cartier-Bresson, from a well-to-do family in Seine-et-Marne was given a Kodak Brownie as a child, the beginning of his love for photography. …

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Book Van Gogh's Ear True Story
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The Book Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Recently, I met up with local author Bernadette Murphy whose book ‘Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story’ has been such a success. It was chosen by BBC Radio 4 as their book of the week and was also the subject of a BBC2 TV documentary. …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
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Book Review – One Sip at a Time Learning to Live in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Peter Mayle certainly started something back in 1989 when he published A Year in Provence. What a best-seller that turned out to be; and it launched a whole genre of ‘newcomer-to-Provence-buys-old-house/olive-grove’ books that document the inevitable cultural differences that we all bump up against. Is there anything more …

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Les Halles de la Major
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Marseille Dining at Les Halles de la Major

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Visitors to Marseille’s MuCEM or the Musée Regards de Provence can eat in either venue, or may like to wander along the main road a little to try Les Halles de la Major which is in the vaults tucked underneath the magnificent 19th century cathedral. …

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Joseph Inguimberty Le Débarquement du plâtre; huile sur toile; 1923
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Poetry in Painting: Joseph Inguimberty at Musée Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: He is not an artist I had ever heard of, but I came away impressed by this discovery courtesy of the Musée Regards de Provence. Joseph Inguimberty was born in Marseille back in 1896. Here, one of his early works captured the scenes in the …

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Aix-en-Provence Caumont Centre d'Art Sisley
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Aix: Sisley the Impressionist at Caumont Centre d’Art

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sixty paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) went on show June 10th in Aix at the Caumont Centre d’Art’s summer show. The painter, was born to English parents in Paris, hasn’t been the subject of a retrospective since 2002. Forty per cent of this show includes paintings from private collections not …

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Avignon Art
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Good Reasons to Head on Over to Avignon Art and Cake!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A room dedicated to Sandro Botticelli at Avignon’s Petit Palais was inaugurated in April following the Louvre’s decision to send the artist’s ‘Venus aux Trois Putti’ south to join the existing Madonna and Child. This permanent display also incorporates work from Botticelli’s pupils. The collection …

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Parc de la Torse
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In Praise of Parc de la Torse in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s hard to believe but that Parc de la Torse is just a 10 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau. The Torse park is a wonderful natural area which follows the little river from the route de Cézanne down to the route de Nice. There are …

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Musee Bonnard Le Cannet
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Take a look at the New Pierre Bonnard Exhibition in Le Cannet

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Bonnard over in Le Cannet (just north of Cannes) is the only museum in the world dedicated to Pierre Bonnard. Visiting his paintings lets you see the world through his eyes, a celebration of joyful colour from the yellow mimosa in his beloved …

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