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
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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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Historic Musée Renoir Cagnes-sur-Mer
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Plan on Visiting the Musée Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It was Renoir’s birthday on February 25th, which has prompted me to write a little about his final home at Cagnes-sur-Mer, now the Musée Renoir. It’s easily do-able from Aix and a must once this wave of cold weather has ended. A sunny day is ideal as …

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Visit Toulon L’Hermione
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Visit Toulon for a Chance to see Historic Ship L’Hermione in Port

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here is another good reason to visit Toulon! A reconstruction of the L’Hermione, the historic ship in which the Marquis de la Lafayette crossed the Atlantic to support Americans fighting for independence, will be in the port of Toulon from 5-8th April. I understand that tickets …

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Le Petit Bistrot Aix-en-Provence
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Le Petit Bistrot – Restaurant et Bar à Vin in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It was a surprise when ‘Happy Days’, the café in the corner of Place Richelme was demolished before Christmas; it always seemed busy. But now Le Petit Bistrot is in its place and it is a delightful place to have a petit dej’, coffee or …

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Picasso Provence Exhibits
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There are Plenty of Picasso in Provence Exhibits on Right Now

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Two exhibitions are now open in Marseille, both dedicated to Picasso, as part of the ‘Picasso-Méditerranée 2017-2019′ cultural programme. (These join the other Picasso-orientated shows which I list further down this post.) ‘Picasso et Les Ballets Russes, entre Italie et Espagne’ focuses on four productions …

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