Gnocchis Verts
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Les Gnocchis Verts (green gnocchi)

By PestoPistou La Merda dé Can is the niçois name for these gorgeous, green gnocchi made with swiss chard or spinach. The literal English translation of the term will not be repeated here as it’s less than flattering, but I am sure you can work it out for yourself. Now, …

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Caromb #Vaucluse #Provence
Hilda StearnInspire: Art & Culture

Provence Lifestyle by accident or was it fate?

When my widowed mum announced that she was moving to France we all assumed that she would settle in Brittany or Normandy – places she had visited many times with my father. Within easy reach of the UK and her beloved granddaughter the north of France seemed sensible. My strong-willed …

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AixcentricInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Typo Apeloig – Interesting Posters on Show

By aixcentric In parallel with the appearance of Mario Vargas Llosa, the Fete du Livre will be celebrating the work of Philippe Apeloig. ‘Who?’ did I hear you say? Well that was my reaction, but he appears to be a talented and well-known French designer and affichiste. Apeloig had Explore …

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Eclats Photography
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Eclats…Abstract Photography at Aix Tourist Office

By aixcentric ‘Eclats’…translates as glitter, sparkle, brilliance, radiance, and so a good name for this unusual photographic exhibition by a Puyricard-based group. It’s unusual because they have taken the works of Cézanne and used them as a starting point for abstract photos: for instance, they have isolated the brush-strokes making …

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Queen Yolande
AixcentricBooks on Provence

Meeting Good King René’s Mum

By aixcentric Rubbing shoulders with royalty last evening…but actually to find out more about Queen Yolande, the subject of a book and talk by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. Born in 1380 to the king of Aragon, Yolande was married to the Louis II of the house of Anjou, and …

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Rose in Provence Provence Wines Perfectly Provence
Ginger and NutmegWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Introducing Perfectly Provence a Unique Digital Magazine

By nutmeg Provence captures people with its amazing charms, and hidden adventures as soon as they arrive in this magical region of southern France. This is just the kind of place where you are not sure how the transformation happened, but all of a sudden you are a fan. #Discover …

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Deux Garcons Cours Mirabeau Aix #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Paul ShawcrossRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Les Deux Garçons a Famous Aix-en-Provence Restaurant

This renowned Aix institution is located where else but the Cours Mirabeau with a decor largely unchanged since it was established in 1792 and which could have come straight from an Italian film set!

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Roman Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricProvencal History & Traditions

Spotlight on Roman Aix

By aixcentric Virtually every time there are ‘travaux‘ in Aix, the archaeologists who precede the bulldozers unearth Roman pottery, statues, funeral urns, drainage systems and stretches of road. Over the years there have been small displays, but the next exhibition at the Granet Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Fete de la Courge
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Fete de la Courge

By aixcentric Next weekend (11th and 12th October) sees the annual Fete de la Courge in Rians in the Var, and it is one of my favourite village festivals: mainly as it is so very un-English. It is an excellent opportunity to see a work-a-day Provencal village, totally non-touristy, celebrating …

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Film Gone Girl
AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

The Week Ahead at the Cinema

By aixcentric I’m sure lots of people, having read ‘Gone Girl’, are eagerly waiting for the film. Happily it opens on Wednesday in both VO and VF at the Cézanne. I was curious as to how the screenplay would unfold the story – the book has alternating chapters from the …

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