Les Deux Garcons café on the Cours Mirabeau at Aix-en Provence #AixenProvence #PaulShawcross
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A Quick Guide to the Aix-en-Provence Essentials

Founded in AD 122 by the Romans and known as Aquas Sextias, Aix-en-Provence, the old capital of Provence and seat of the Aix Parliament , is a charming and graceful city with 17 and 18C buildings, squares and magnificent avenues.

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Ansouis at Provence’s Crossroads in the Luberon

By nutmeg Ansouis was a gift – 963 AD in 2014, it still is… This village first appears in written record in 963 AD, in reference to Lambert de Reillane who donated Ansoye lands to the Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Montmajour. This land in the Aigues valley belonged to Explore …

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Making the Most of Monaco

By aixcentric With not one but two Grimaldi babies due at the end of the year, it’ll be all eyes on the Palais Princier de Monaco. Although we have visited Monaco at various times, I hadn’t realised that in fact you can go for a tour inside the palace. Speed …

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Nimes Corrida #Corrida #Bullfight #Nimes @bfblogger2013
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The Bullfight Corrida: A Dance with Death

By Deborah When I decided to move to France, bullfights never entered my mind. Who knew the traditionally Spanish events exist in the south of France? Years ago, I attended a bullfight in Spain. It was the “thing to do” for a 20-something college kid visiting Barcelona. All I remember …

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Tree of the Year Competition: Did Provence Win?

By aixcentric I had no idea France has a Tree of the Year competition…and am delighted to introduce the winning tree from Provence, a 33 metre-tall, 5 centuries old tilleul or lime-tree which grows on a farm near Banon. It is on the archaeologically-rich site of an ancient oppidum, an …

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Bienvenue Chez Vous Getting to Know Provence
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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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A Winter Food + Wine Tour in Provence

By Julie Mautner Designed to take advantage of cooler temps, quieter villages and that favorite Provencal winter past-time–feasting by the fireplace–the winter trips will include truffle hunts, Châteauneuf-du-Papes wine tasting, chocolate visits, market tours and the chance to make your own fresh foie gras, duck confit and smoked duck breast …

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Yves Blanc Pool
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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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Thermes Sextius #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
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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Citroën 2CV Deux Chevaux #Provence #2CV #Touring @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

2CV Experience Spend a Day in a Deux Chevaux

The Citroën 2CV or Deux Chevaux continues to be iconic in France. In summer months, you can often see a few cruising the smaller roads of Provence. The 2CV was produced from 1948 to 1990.  During those 42-years of production over 3.8 million cars were produced, but relatively few exist today.

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