Film Set in Marseille
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Cinema: Film Set in Marseille – and a Controversial Paddington!

By aixcentric Opening on November 26th, La French is the latest film starring Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin – and it’s set in Marseille. He plays a French police magistrate sent to Marseille to bring to book a powerful drugs ring which, apart from the usual malfaiteurs, includes local police and government …

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Raymond Depardon Expo
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Raymond Depardon Expo at MUCEM

By aixcentric The current MUCEM exhibition of 137 shots by famous French photographer Raymond Depardon is called ‘Un Moment Si Doux’. He has selected suitable photos from his work which began in the fifties but has also taken 23 in Marseille, especially for the event. And if the exhibition inspires …

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Interesting Art on Show in Aix

By aixcentric On Thursday 20th Nov, there will be an ‘Apero Arty’ to launch an exhibition of the work of Guy Denning. He’s a self-taught British artist who lives in France and, by the look of his website, produces interesting pictures: http://www.guydenning.org/artwork/lightbox/artwork.htm The Apero Arty is at 19:00hrs at La …

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Christmas Aix-en-Provence
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Christmas is Starting in Aix

By aixcentric The chalets for the Christmas market in the Cours Mirabeau and the traditional rides for the little ones are nearly ready! Here are all the dates: The Christmas market opens tomorrow (19th November) and stall-holders will be selling all manner of gifts and festive foods – and that …

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A Sad End for Le Marseillois in the Vieux Port

By aixcentric You probably remember Le Marseillois, the bateau-restaurant moored in the Vieux Port just opposite the Mairie; and you probably remember it sinking on 11th September last year. Since then,no news, but throughout November, the wreck is being dismantled and the Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Image de Ville Aix-en-Provence
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Walks Round Film Locations This Weekend in Aix

By aixcentric As part of the ‘Image de Ville’ festival this weekend, there will be walks around the film locations in town – so you can follow in the footsteps of Truffaut, Antonioni, Chabrol as well as ad directors. In conjunction with the tourist office, they will take place Saturday …

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WW1 in Aix
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Commemorating WW1 in Aix

By aixcentric ‘Centenaire 14-18′ has already begun in Aix. This is a programme to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 – lots of conferences, talks, and a couple of exhibitions. Look out for a 72m fresco, Le Chemin de Mémoire, inaugurated last evening at the Lycée Militaire in the …

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English Theatre Christmas carols
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English-speaking theatre…or Christmas carols?

By aixcentric English-speakers in Aix will have a tough decision to make on Sunday 7th December – go along to see two one-act plays by J.M. Barrie chosen to commemorate the centenary of the 1st World War, or hurry along to the great Cathedral in Aix to join in the …

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La Maison de l'Artisanat
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111 Artists Sell 11 Works Each for 111€ in Marseille

By aixcentric Celebrating 20 years of raising money for charity, La Maison de l’Artisanat are holding their annual art sale.Profits from the sale of 11 paintings by each of 111 artists go to improving the conditions for children with cancer at Marseille’s La Timone hospital. Over the 20 years, Explore …

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Jill Steenhuis at Work

By aixcentric Jill’s view of the Aix Cathedral. The video clips show how she composes and builds her paintings Jill Steenhuis is an American painter who loves Cézanne. She lives locally with her family and paints in the master’s footsteps. I love her colourful, impressionist-style work with its exuberant brush-strokes …

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