Michel Brombeck Photos diablos rojos Panamanian Buses
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Panamanian Buses…in Aix

By aixcentric I just went to the flower market for some tulips this morning but came away with a new interest in Panamanian buses, thanks to a photography exhibition in the Hotel de Ville! French photographer Michel Brombeck has mounted a display of his work, immortalising some of the 1000 …

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MUCEM Marseille @AixCentric
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Dépardon Photography at MUCEM

By aixcentric There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of famous French photographers – it must be a result of living in such a beautifully photogenic country. MUCEM’s current expo show-cases the work of Raymond Dépardon and I found it to be a colourful and stimulating exhibition that made me …

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book in bar #AixenProvence @AixCentric
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Creative Writing Workshop in Aix

By aixcentric Book In Bar is hosting a creative writing session on Saturday 14th February, from 11-13:00 hrs. Don’t know too much about the content but have checked that the workshop will be held in English as well as French. Participation is limited to 12 people so call the shop …

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Lacoste Art @ the Castle. The Marquis de Sade in Jail. #Lacoste
Philippe GoninetProvencal History & Traditions

The Marquis de Sade and Lacoste

By Philippe Goninet Donatien Alphonse François de Sade was born in Paris on June 2nd 1740. His most famous ancestor “Laure de Sade” (1308-1348) is known as the life love of the Poet Pétrarque. She is also linked to the Sade branch that will establish in Saint Remy. Explore this …

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Tartan Pimpernel #BookstoRead #Marseille @Aixcentric
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

WW2 Heroism in Marseille

By aixcentric On the theme of helping people escape during the Occupation, here is a thrilling account of the experience of a Church of Scotland minister, Donald Caskie, who at great personal risk saved around 2000 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen. He had been the minister at the Scots Kirk …

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War history in #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Honouring Provence Locals Who Helped Save Jews

By aixcentric In this week of commemoration, remembering those who perished at Auschwitz, it is fitting to honour those people, living and working in Aix, who helped save Jewish families, at great personal risk. They are designated ‘Juste parmi les Nations’. There are 25,000 worldwide, 3,700 in France and more …

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Weddings #Photos #Provence #Weddings @LoveasART
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Abbie Spencer Professional Photographer

Abbie Spencer would tell you that in her family photographs were treasures, and maybe that is why she has ended up in the industry. She would also say that travel and meeting people are her inspiration and crystallizing those moments in images is her mission. She describes the weather in …

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AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

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 …

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Rue Joseph Cabassol Book In Bar Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & Culture

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 …

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collection-loft Atelier Romain Bernex #Provence #ceramics
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

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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