Bienvenue Chez Vous Getting to Know Provence
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

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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Pistou
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

And Pistou?

By PestoPistou It never ceases to amaze me how most people know exactly what pesto is yet when you mention the term pistou, it’s blank faces all round. This no-nut French cousin of pesto is just as delicious and even easier to make. No toasting of pine nuts required here. …

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Barefoot Blogger Wine Harvest #Wine #Provence #France
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

It’s Time to Make the Wine

By Deborah It’s time to make wine in France. Remember the TV ad for Dunkin’ Donuts: “It’s time to make the donuts!”  It’s time to make wine in France. Unusually cool weather over the summer months caused a late grape harvest. (“La vendange”) Explore this Post Via:: Barefoot Blogger       

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Nottingham Abbey Aix Bookworms
AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

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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Black Jam Recipe
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Black Jam Recipe

By PestoPistou I’ve been consulting my provençal cookbooks again, this time for jam recipes as there are loads of plums, blackberries and other fruit just waiting to be preserved around here and I thought it would be fun to try something a little bit different this year. I was intrigued …

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Yves Blanc Pool
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

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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Ratatouille Recipe
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Made in Dorset: Ratatouille Recipe Inspired by Provence

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou We’re still going strong with homegrown tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines here in Dorset, and with the addition of a solitary, ripe pepper this week (yes, just the one) the whipping up of a ratatouille seems unavoidable. Now, if Jacques Médecin is to be believed, each of …

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Thermes Sextius Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Discover the Artists and Artistic Side of Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence was founded in 122 BC by the Romans and called Aquas Sextius. The remains of the Roman baths can still be seen today at the entry to the Thermes Sextius, which offers a range of decadent spa treatments.

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Renaissance Hotel Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

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

Marseille Euro Capital of Sport 2017

By aixcentric Marseille has won its bid to become the European Capital of Sport 2017. It was announced yesterday that it had beaten its rival Sofia to become host to an extensive programme of sporting fixtures, building on its experience of being Capital of Culture. The newly renovated Velodrome of …

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