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
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

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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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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Porquerolles Fondation 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
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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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