Phot’Aix
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Phot’Aix – More Success!

By aixcentric Continuing on my quest to see the photos in the Phot’Aix programme, I decided to stop wandering up side streets and concentrate my efforts on the Cours Mirabeau while shopping. The Hotel des Augustins has about 8 small dark photos in a dark reception area (venue 18)… could …

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Phot’Aix: my unsuccessful attempt to see some photos

By aixcentric The annual Phot’Aix programme is now underway: it is showcasing the work of 41 photographers in 28 different locations around town. In principle, this is a great way to highlight new work and also to encourage people into shops, the cinema, restaurants to see it. Unfortunately my attempt …

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Mario Vargas Llosa
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Nobel Prizewinner Speaking in Aix

By aixcentric The Fete du Livre this year has a globally famous writer appearing on 17, 18 and 19th October: Mario Vargas Llosa will be discussing his 2003 novel ‘Un Peu Plus Loin’ or ‘The Way to Paradise’. This is a historical double biography of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and …

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Hilda StearnLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provence Lifestyle by accident or was it fate?

When my widowed mum announced that she was moving to France we all assumed that she would settle in Brittany or Normandy – places she had visited many times with my father. Within easy reach of the UK and her beloved granddaughter the north of France seemed sensible. My strong-willed …

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Typo Apeloig – Interesting Posters on Show

By aixcentric In parallel with the appearance of Mario Vargas Llosa, the Fete du Livre will be celebrating the work of Philippe Apeloig. ‘Who?’ did I hear you say? Well that was my reaction, but he appears to be a talented and well-known French designer and affichiste. Apeloig had Explore …

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Eclats Photography
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Eclats…Abstract Photography at Aix Tourist Office

By aixcentric ‘Eclats’…translates as glitter, sparkle, brilliance, radiance, and so a good name for this unusual photographic exhibition by a Puyricard-based group. It’s unusual because they have taken the works of Cézanne and used them as a starting point for abstract photos: for instance, they have isolated the brush-strokes making …

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Queen Yolande
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Meeting Good King René’s Mum

By aixcentric Rubbing shoulders with royalty last evening…but actually to find out more about Queen Yolande, the subject of a book and talk by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. Born in 1380 to the king of Aragon, Yolande was married to the Louis II of the house of Anjou, and …

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Introducing Perfectly Provence a Unique Digital Magazine

By nutmeg Provence captures people with its amazing charms, and hidden adventures as soon as they arrive in this magical region of southern France. This is just the kind of place where you are not sure how the transformation happened, but all of a sudden you are a fan. #Discover …

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Roman Aix-en-Provence
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Spotlight on Roman Aix

By aixcentric Virtually every time there are ‘travaux‘ in Aix, the archaeologists who precede the bulldozers unearth Roman pottery, statues, funeral urns, drainage systems and stretches of road. Over the years there have been small displays, but the next exhibition at the Granet Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Fete de la Courge
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Fete de la Courge

By aixcentric Next weekend (11th and 12th October) sees the annual Fete de la Courge in Rians in the Var, and it is one of my favourite village festivals: mainly as it is so very un-English. It is an excellent opportunity to see a work-a-day Provencal village, totally non-touristy, celebrating …

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