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Sale at the Hotel de Paris

By aixcentric Lots of sales going on at the moment across France, but the most unusual must be the massive auction of items from the famous, glittering Hotel de Paris in Monaco. As part of its renovation project, they will be selling off all manner of items Explore this Post …

Rue Joseph Cabassol Book In Bar Aix-en-Provence

Support for Book In Bar!

By aixcentric If like me you enjoy browsing in Book In Bar and appreciate their wide and thoughtful choice of books in English, spare a thought for them at the moment. Rue Joseph Cabassol is being re-paved plus there are major works ongoing to transform the Hotel Caumont opposite into …

collection-loft Atelier Romain Bernex #Provence #ceramics
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Gorgeous Ceramics by Artisans at Atelier Romain Bernex

In 1998, Marie Pierre and Cyrille Huyghues Despointes started Atelier Romain Bernex.  They had a common vision to open their ceramics studio. The slightly crazy concept was triggered one spring evening by the light of a glowing ceramic kiln. Marie Pierre and Cyrille brought to the project passion for creation …

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Marseille and Provence – Local paintings

Suppose you are visiting the super Raymond Dépardon photography show at MUCEM. In that case, there’s still time to cross the road to the delightful Musée Regards de Provence to catch the last weeks of Marseille Eternelle. You will be guaranteed a relaxing viewing of these colourful local paintings…a better …

Telerama Film Festival #AixenProvence
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Telerama Film Festival Begins

By aixcentric It’s our annual opportunity to see films we have missed during the past year – Télérama magazine picks out the 14 they think were the best during 2014. Each will be shown once, either at the Renoir or Mazarin, from 21-27th January. If you clip the coupon out …

Film Les Insépérables
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News for Cézannistas…2

By aixcentric 2015 will see the production of ‘Les Insépérables’, a film on the early lives of Paul Cézanne and Emile Zola who famously met at school in Aix. Cézanne will be played by Guillaume Gallienne and Zola by Guillaume Canet when shooting starts in September. Filming will take place …

The Provence Book Guide
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The Provence Book a Guide to Provencal Fables

“To Joan. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou, plus a house in Provence.” ~Dedication: The Provence Book. It was a perfect Provencal day, the kind where the cobalt-blue morning sky turns white by noon under the sun’s intense rays. Nutmeg arrived at Provence Paradise an enclave …

Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
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Glanum Glorious Views Near St Remy de Provence

Glanum a Roman oppidum, protected by its fortified walls once housed a flourishing community. The settlement stood on a hillside in the shadow of the rocky, crests of the Alpilles slopes. The Franks in 260AD destroyed Glanum. The population was forced to resettle on the valley floor, giving rise to St Remy de …

Alan Ayckbourn Play
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Alan Ayckbourn Play in Aix

By aixcentric Alan Ayckbourn is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights with over 70 plays to his name. And this weekend there is an opportunity to see one of them, direct from the National Theatre London, here in Aix. A Small Family Business tells the story of Jack McCracken, …

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Carrieres de Lumieres: 2015 Show

By aixcentric What a wonderful subject for next year’s show at the Carrieres de Lumieres. ‘Leonardo de Vinci, Michel-Ange, Raphael: Les Géants de la Renaissance’ takes the visitor on a journey starting in Milan. It then goes to Florence where Raphael and Leonardo were painting portraits and Madonnas, then to …