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
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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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Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store
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Shopping in Marseille in Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Did you know that Marseille has France’s oldest quincaillerie, or hardware shop? It really is a must-visit if you are interested in traditional Provencal life. Take the magnificent big hand-graters for instance – just the sort of gadget used in café kitchens many years ago for …

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House of Cookies Pancakes-petit-dejeuner restaurant-aix-en-provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

American Favourites for Lunch at the House of Cookies in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Some days ago, I read this comment on Aixcentric: “In your very comprehensive survey of Aix restaurants, I couldn’t find any mention of House of Cookies, rue Boulegon (but maybe it’s just my mistake!) It’s a lovely place, American vintage-oriented, and the owner, Laetitia, makes the …

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Visit Monaco
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Join the Tourisme Gardanne Day Trip a Visit to Monaco

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Office du Tourisme at Gardanne is offering a day-trip to Monaco on Saturday 19th May.  It’s an early start, 7:15, but then it’s quite a drive.  Once there, there’s an organised trip round the Musée Océanographique and also the Palais Princier, followed by free time. 86 …

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Market Strawberries Provence @PerfProvence
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It’s Strawberry Season in Provence a Recipe to Celebrate

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The new fraises garriguettes have arrived in Aix and my goodness are they good! Some years ago, La Provence published a recipe for a tiramisu with raspberries but I’ve found strawberries are just as delicious, and this is now a firm favourite. Tiramisu aux Fraises Ingredients: …

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Marseille Téléphérique
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Marseille Gives the Green Light for Téléphérique Project

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Visitors to Marseille will soon be able to whisk from the Vieux Port up to Notre Dame de la Garde by cable car in just six minutes. The contract has been won by Systra, part of SNCF who will start work in October. It’s expected that …

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Aix-en-Provence Cours Mirabeau @aixcentric
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Aix-en-Provence’s Cours Mirabeau – the Fate of the Plane Trees

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Having just returned to Aix after some weeks away, my second shock (after seeing the excavations in front of the Palais de Justice being filled in – inevitable I know) was to see the gaps in the Cours Mirabeau where plane trees had been. I had …

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Ai Weiwei Show MuCEM Marseille
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Ai Weiwei Show Starts in June at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just announced, an exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei, opening at MuCEM on June 20th in Marseille. Having seen his show at the Royal Academy in London last year, I expect it will be stimulating and baffling…but unmissable.  According to MuCEM, they will be adding …

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Book Art in the South of France- The Inside Story
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

A New Book, Art in the South of France: The Inside Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: My new book “Art in the South of France: The Inside Story” is being launched this week. It is a journey across from ancient sun-drenched Arles through Saint-Tropez and Saint Paul-de-Vence to the Italianate beauty of Menton, following the artists who flocked south to the area …

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