Hotel de Ville Aix-en-Provence #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Hotel de Ville at the Heart of Old and New Aix en Provence

The Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and the busy square directly in front date from 1741 a time when Aix en Provence was the capital of Provence. The building was constructed for meetings between consuls and the Town Council. Today, the building remains the place where most administrative requests are …

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Aix and a French Woman’s Secret

Aix en Provence , city commune in Southern France,  30kms North of Marseilles. Famous visitors and residents include Paul Cezanne and Ernest Hemingway. Originally the capital of Provence it is often referred to as the city of 1,000 fountains and it has a beautiful medieval quarter partially surrounded by an …

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hotel-dieu Marseille
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Two Very Different Faces of Marseille

By aixcentric Marseille is changing so so fast. The Terrasses du Port which opened this spring provides a 21st century, glossy, global shopping experience with chic restaurants with white linen-clad tables overlooking la grande bleue. And just steps away, the vaults beneath Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Books on ProvenceThe Provence Post

Another Fine French Book Giveaway!

By Julie Mautner Clotilde Dusoulier‘s new book just came out and knowing her, I’m sure it’s wonderful. Since the New York Times just did a big story on it (see that here), I’ll skip over the background and just get to the juicy part: Clotilde’s publisher wants to give one of …

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Montmajour Abbey #Provence #Montmajour @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Is Abbey of Montmajour Worth a Visit

It would be easy enough to skip the Abbey of Montmajour as you are rushing to Arles for a Feria du Riz or for lunch in St Remy on a lively terrace. Don’t skip by – it is magical!

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Books on ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkThe Provence Post

Georgeanne Brennan’s New Labor of Love

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Georgeanne Brennan’s passion for Provence is well documented, most notably in her books A Pig in Provence (Harcourt and Chronicle Books) and The Food and Flavors of Haute Provence (Chronicle Books), the latter of which won a James Beard Foundation award. Explore this Post Via:: The …

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Nottingham Abbey Aix Bookworms
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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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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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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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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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