Aix Carnaval d'Aix
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Coming Soon 1 …. Aix Carnaval

By aixcentric Did you see last year’s Aix Carnaval? It was an unforgettable experience as giant inflatable sea creatures floated down the Cours Mirabeau to the delight of the 20,000 onlookers. The town authorities have hired ‘Plasticiens Volants’ for this year’s carnaval too and the new theme will be ‘Le …

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Place des Precheurs Aix Centre-Ville @Aixcentric
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Aix Centre-Ville: More Regeneration

By aixcentric Now that the area around the Rotonde is sorted – and it does look lots better – the authorities have turned their attention to another large area ripe for regeneration: the places des Precheurs, Verdun and Madeleine as well as rue Thiers. There will be no more parking …

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AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Renaissance Paintings at Carrieres de Lumieres

By aixcentric The new show for 2015 opened March 6th at the superb Carrieres de Lumieres. ‘Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael, Giants of the Renaissance’ promises to be an eye-opener as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Mona Lisa, religious scenes and stunning portraits are beamed on to the walls. The setting …

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Karen - Summer @KarenAldous_ #Provence #Books
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Writing the Romance in Provence

The writing bug struck early. Karen Aldous says that she began writing as a girl and started her first novel in her twenties. Inspired by Provence and jolted into action by a family illness she is now the author of two books The Vineyard and The Chateau. Karen Aldous lives …

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new cezanne drawing #Cezanne #Provence
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Cézanne Drawings

By aixcentric The art world in the US is a-buzz with the discovery of a Cezanne drawing and a watercolour hidden away at the back of two pictures in the Barnes collection in Philadelphia. The drawing illustrated here is, I’m sure, the side view of Jas de Bouffan with the …

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Guided Fishing and Foraging in Provence

By Julie Mautner Lisa and Johann Pepin, the folks behind the truffle and olive farm Les Pastras, are now offering fishing and mushroom-hunting adventures in the Provençal countryside. The idea for the new program came from their long-time truffle-hunter Jean-Marc Hennequin; Lisa calls him “the ultimate outdoorsman.” Explore this Post Via:: The Provence Post …

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Cendrillon Rotary in Cinderella
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Advance Screenings of Cinderella for Charity

By Julie Mautner Every year the Rotary Clubs of France and their local chapters stage a fund raiser for brain research, in conjunction with Disney in France, which generously provides a new, not-yet-premiered film. The beneficiary is the Federation pour le recherché sur le cerveau (FRC). Explore this Post Via:: …

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

Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …

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Book in Bar English Books Aix en Provence via @Aixcentric
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March Events at Book in Bar in Aix

By aixcentric Supporting independent bookshops is a must: not only is the internet providing much competition but there are local problems too – Book In Bar has been bedevilled with roadworks outside the shop recently. Here is a list of their events this month: Creative Writing Workshop : Saturday, March the …

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Profusion by Barbara Pitcher #Artists #Provence
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Creative Display Next Weekend by Barbara Pitcher

By aixcentric Three local creatives are getting together next weekend to exhibit their work. ‘Profusion’, above, is typical of the exuberant and colourful impressionistic/abstract style of Barbara Pitcher. She works with oils, acrylics and mixed media to paint flowers and locations that resonate with her. Barbara is a Canadian/Italian who …

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