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Marseille and Provence – Local paintings

By aixcentric If you are visiting the super Raymond Dépardon photography show at MUCEM, there’s still time to cross the road to the delightful Musée Regards de Provence to catch the last weeks of Marseille Eternelle. You will be guaranteed a relaxing viewing of these colourful local paintings…a better experience …

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Telerama Film Festival #AixenProvence
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Telerama Film Festival Begins

By aixcentric It’s our annual opportunity to see films we have missed during the past year – Télérama magazine picks out the 14 they think were the best during 2014. Each will be shown once, either at the Renoir or Mazarin, from 21-27th January. If you clip the coupon out …

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Film Les Insépérables
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News for Cézannistas…2

By aixcentric 2015 will see the production of ‘Les Insépérables’, a film on the early lives of Paul Cézanne and Emile Zola who famously met at school in Aix. Cézanne will be played by Guillaume Gallienne and Zola by Guillaume Canet when shooting starts in September. Filming will take place …

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Alan Ayckbourn Play
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Alan Ayckbourn Play in Aix

By aixcentric Alan Ayckbourn is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights with over 70 plays to his name. And this weekend there is an opportunity to see one of them, direct from the National Theatre London, here in Aix. A Small Family Business tells the story of Jack McCracken, …

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Columbus Café #AixenProvence @aixcentric
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Bagels, Muffins plus a Surprise at Columbus Café, Aix

By aixcentric In search of a lunchtime snack today, I happened across Columbus Café which I hadn’t seen before. It has a good array of fresh salads, filled baguettes, and toasted paninis and bagels, plus muffins which they say are made on the premises. It was a perfectly good lunch …

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leonard michelange raphael Carrieres de Lumieres #LesBaux
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Carrieres de Lumieres: 2015 Show

By aixcentric What a wonderful subject for next year’s show at the Carrieres de Lumieres. ‘Leonardo de Vinci, Michel-Ange, Raphael: Les Géants de la Renaissance’ takes the visitor on a journey starting in Milan. It then goes to Florence where Raphael and Leonardo were painting portraits and Madonnas, then to …

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Je Suis Charlie
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Je Suis Charlie – March Tomorrow in Aix

By aixcentric The Hotel de Ville will be the starting place for a march remembering those who lost their lives in Paris this week; it will take place tomorrow, Sunday 11th, at 15:00. Please be aware that I have been told this verbally today by the staff; I have nothing in …

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La Foret Enneigee Dessert from Picard @aixcentric
AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

Frozen Puddings

By aixcentric This amazing pud is from Picard. Called ‘La Foret Enneigee’, it is made from mousse mascarpone, mousse au chocolat, crème brulee and coustillant speculos chocolat. It looks wonderful. I hadn’t realised until recently what a long-established company Picard is. Apparently it was started back in 1906 in Explore …

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AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

News for Cézannistas…1

By aixcentric Happy New Year to all! And it’s good to start 2015 on a positive note: it looks like there is some movement, at last, to restore the bastide that was home to the Cezanne family for 4 decades. Paul Cezanne’s father built the artist a studio on the …

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AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Direct Train Marseille-Milan

By aixcentric (Originally posted on December 15th) Today sees the launch of a new direct train service between Marseille and Milan by thello. It takes just over seven hours and the train calls in at all major stations on the Cote D’Azur then Italian centres like Ventimiglia, San Remo, Genoa …

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