Alan Ayckbourn Play
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

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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leonard michelange raphael Carrieres de Lumieres #LesBaux
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

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 …

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Je Suis Charlie
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Je Suis Charlie – March Tomorrow in Aix

By aixcentric The Hotel de Ville will be the starting place for a march remembering those who lost their lives in Paris this week; it will take place tomorrow, Sunday 11th, at 15:00. Please be aware that I have been told this verbally today by the staff; I have nothing in …

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Jill Steenhuis at Easel Cassis #Artist #Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 1

Jill Steenhuis is an American artist who has lived just outside of Aix-en-Provence for 30 years. Jill paints en plein air (outside) the way Cezanne did much of his work. Inspired by this master painter and one of very few artists with access to Château Noir Jill agreed to share …

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AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

News for Cézannistas…1

By aixcentric Happy New Year to all! And it’s good to start 2015 on a positive note: it looks like there is some movement, at last, to restore the bastide that was home to the Cezanne family for 4 decades. Paul Cezanne’s father built the artist a studio on the …

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Christmas @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Ideas from Provence

By late November, the Christmas markets in Provence are in full swing. Individual cabanas decorated with festive trimmings line the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. In a short walk, you can buy some gingerbread (pain d’épices) to go with your foie gras, stock up on a few santons for your crèche …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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Manolo-J DJ #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

DJ Manolo-J Spinning Tunes in Provence

With both music and Provence thumping through his veins, Manolo-J is a musical brand name to his fans. A true “southerner” Manuel was born in Cavaillon some 25 years ago; he now calls Saint Remy de Provence home.

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Christmas Markets in #Provence @MyDreamyProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Join me at a Christmas market in Aix

Provence is a lovely place to spend Christmas. You are certainly not guaranteed a white Christmas, but the beautiful markets and sunny skies make up for it.  Join Jill at the Christmas market in Aix en Provence here.

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