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Jill Steenhuis at Work

By aixcentric Jill’s view of the Aix Cathedral. The video clips show how she composes and builds her paintings Jill Steenhuis is an American painter who loves Cézanne. She lives locally with her family and paints in the master’s footsteps. I love her colourful, impressionist-style work with its exuberant brush-strokes …

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Where to Fly From Marseille Airport

By aixcentric Here is a list of 89 flight destinations from Marseille, a useful link. However, now we are moving into November, quite a few of the services are suspended until the spring. For instance London flights continue but we will have to wait til March to fly directly to …

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Jack O'Connell Film 71
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Starting Tomorrow: 71

By aixcentric Amongst the new films starting in Aix tomorrow (Wed 5th Nov) is ’71’. This tells the story of a young soldier played by Jack O’Connell, caught up in the sectarian violence of Belfast. The film has just won the highest number of nominations in this year’s British independent …

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Two Very Different Faces of Marseille

By aixcentric Marseille is changing so so fast. The Terrasses du Port which opened this spring provides a 21st century, glossy, global shopping experience with chic restaurants with white linen-clad tables overlooking la grande bleue. And just steps away, the vaults beneath Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Making the Most of Monaco

By aixcentric With not one but two Grimaldi babies due at the end of the year, it’ll be all eyes on the Palais Princier de Monaco. Although we have visited Monaco at various times, I hadn’t realised that in fact you can go for a tour inside the palace. Speed …

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Tree of the Year Competition: Did Provence Win?

By aixcentric I had no idea France has a Tree of the Year competition…and am delighted to introduce the winning tree from Provence, a 33 metre-tall, 5 centuries old tilleul or lime-tree which grows on a farm near Banon. It is on the archaeologically-rich site of an ancient oppidum, an …

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Bienvenue Chez Vous Getting to Know Provence
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Bienvenue Chez Vous Getting to Know Provence

By aixcentric How well do you know Provence? Would you like to try a new activity locally? Do you need some inspiration for visiting friends and family? If so, the annual ‘Bienvenue Chez Vous’ could help. Over 200 organisations are offering one free entry or experience for every paid Explore …

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Nottingham Abbey Aix Bookworms
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Calling All Aix Bookworms

By aixcentric …or rats de bibliotheque as the French say. Two events to mark on your calendars, both at Book In Bar. Jane Austen’s ‘Northanger Abbey’ is the subject of the English Book Club this month and there is still time to read it! Catherine Morland, the heroine, is invited …

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Yves Blanc Pool
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Back in the Swim of Things

By aixcentric …at last. The Yves Blanc Pool in Aix reopens on 15th September after being closed all summer for urgent repairs. That’s the good news. I read that it is going to be completely refurbished and the authorities will take the opportunity to introduce mixed changing facilities in line …

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Streetcar on Sunday not to be missed

By aixcentric This Sunday sees a second play in the series which brings London performances to Aix: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ will be transmitted at the Renaissance Hotel in Aix: 2:30, Sunday Oct 19th. West End play and tea on Sunday in the luxurious Hotel Rennaissance. This has to be …

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