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French Formula 1 Grand Prix – Dates for 2019

By Aixcentric:

The French Formula 1 Grand Prix will be taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit again this summer, 20-23rd June 2019, the second event of a five-year contract bringing the sport back to Provence.

Of course, it is a memorable occasion with the world’s top F1 teams, the Patrouille de France, music, animations……but what is it like to go there?

Here’s a first-hand account from 2018. Le fils Aixcentric splashed out for a weekend pass for himself and 7-year-old son, both F1-aficionados, excited beyond words that the event was back in Provence. Continue reading here for the contributor blog post by Aixcentric.

French Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Circuit Paul Ricard race track was built in 1969 and opened for racing the following spring. Paul Ricard is a legendary name in Provence (and France) for the pastis that carries his name. A race car fan he commissioned the construction of the circuit. It was used for test cars and races until 1990. The French Formula 1 returned to Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time in 2018.  As Lynne mentions in her post, there were several complaints about long lines, impossible parking and more, but the organizers have vowed there will be improvements in 2019. Read more about this race track here.

Official website to buy tickets and find out all the details.



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Lynne Alderson

Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

For what is going on in Aix-en-Provence, Lynne has you covered at Aixcentric

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