Pablo Picasso, Le Baiser, 1925 Huile sur toile, 130 x 97,7 cm Musée national Picasso, Paris © Agence photo RMN-GP © Succession Picasso, 2017
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Picasso for Musée Granet Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Picasso’s work has been chosen to be the co-subject of the summer show at Aix’s Musée Granet. ‘Picasso/Picabia’ begins on at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence on June 9th and runs through to 23rd September.  It promises to be an intriguing juxtaposition of two very different artists working in …

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Mary Magdalene
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Is This the Face of Mary Magdalene?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: As most of you living in and around Aix will know, the region has long been associated with Mary Magdalene the companion of Jesus who, according to legend, was driven out of Palestine during early Christian persecutions. She was expelled together with other saints in a …

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Rosé Revolution Book Elizabeth Gabay MW
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureThe Riviera Grapevine

The Rosé Revelation a New Book on Wine

Contributor blog post by Chrissie: Writing a book about rosé taught Elizabeth Gabay MW that pink is defined by more than Provence. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is in the midst of a rosé revolution. The young and flirty alternative to red and white wine, the pink drink is …

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French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Mimosa and Sea Urchins Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Synonymous with the Mediterranean, I’ll never forget when I was in Italy during International Women’s Day. It’s the custom there to …

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Pablo Picasso Château de Vauvenargues @PerfProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discover Artist Pablo Picasso’s Final Resting Place in Provence

Article was previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The Château is certainly iconic in Vauvenargues a small village of barely 1000 people. Pablo Picasso loved the place for the isolation that it provided for his work. After his death, Jacqueline proposed that the castle become a museum, the village never approved …

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André Maire Art Exhibit Musée Regards de Provence
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Art Exhibition at Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to hand it to the Musée Regards de Provence who seem to keep finding interesting local artists to introduce to us all. This time it is André Maire (1898-1984) who was an inveterate traveller. He was very curious about people, civilisations and religions, …

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War Memorial Provence Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

A War Memorial amongst the Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Back in the Summer we spent some time exploring the pretty village of Simiane-La-Rotonde, a few miles away from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. Whilst we were there we noticed the names of five (5) English Airmen had been added …

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Bastide Soap Aix-en-Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Made in France Bastide Soap Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Arts de la Table, Bastide We are blessed here in Provence to have the best ingredients when it comes to producing scents (and eating!). Grasse is the perfume capital of the world; not surprising considering the endless fields of lavender, roses, fruit blossom and wild …

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Peter Mayle Author Illustration by Alexandra Manfull
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureProvence WineZine

Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but …

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Surviving Provence Book Barbara Farber
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Surviving Provence a New Book on Life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Surviving Provence is a humorous account of the people (and animals) who share author Barbara Farber’s daily life in the South of France. It is a far cry, she explains, from an ode to lavender and sunflowers. She writes: “Although my husband and I were both …

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