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Marasino – New Italian in Town

By aixcentric It’s hard judging a restaurant from the outside. Some look tiny and are tiny….others are deceptive. And the new ‘Marasino’ is one such. The small terrace, next to the Hotel St Christophe near the Rotonde, gives no clue as to the large number of seats inside. It’s a …

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Alfred Lombard in Marseille – Striking Local Colourist

By aixcentric Who is Alfred Lombard? I wondered as I visited the Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille this week. It’s a special experience here in the south of France to discover painters, often local, mainly little-known, who turn out to be really quite thrilling. And Alfred Lombard is one …

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Maybe Coming to Marseille: an Aquarium?

By aixcentric Another great idea. An aquarium for Marseille to be built beside and in the sea, perhaps on the J1 site. The Marseille Aquarium should be as stunning as the Blue Planet in Copenhagen This has been proposed by the town authorities. The project is being headed by Gérard …

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Holy Sites under the Spotlight at MUCEM

By aixcentric The new show at MUCEM is called ‘Lieux Saints Partagés’ and focuses on the sites where Christianity, Islam and Judaism all find commonality for place of worship. It’s not just Jerusalem – the exhibition takes in other places, even Marseille where, it says, Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric …

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Photo Competition at Marseille Airport

By aixcentric If you like photographing Provence, here are details of a major competition being run at the airport – and, who knows, you could be one of those chosen to have their work displayed in grand format to greet visitors this summer. The theme is Provence from an economic, …

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Marseille Art for the Spring

By aixcentric There’s a lovely, fresh, Spring-like exhibition of Cécile Colombo’s work in Marseille at the moment. She is a Gemenos-based artist who uses tissue, fabric, bits of text, inks and paint to make colourful collages. It’s at Galerie Charivari, 7 rue Fontange, Marseille 6, near Notre Dame du Mont. …

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Restaurants at Pointe-Rouge

By aixcentric Last summer, I posted about a trip taken down to Pointe-Rouge (Marseille), by navette from the Vieux Port, for lunch by the sea. You can read about “Marseille lunch pieds dans l’eau” here. It was a lovely excursion. Now I read that things are changing down there. The …

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The Best Beach in Europe

Last night, TF1 News reported the results of the best beach in Europe poll, and the award goes to Plage Notre Dame in Porquerolles. This is a 45-minute walk from the tiny port on the island and so, apparently, is rarely busy. Special gardiens are responsible for maintaining the Explore …

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Marseille to London by TGV

By aixcentric Book quickly if you want to climb the stairs to Marseille’s Gare St Charles and hop on a train to London. Tickets are now on sale for the service which begins in May. During May and June, it will run on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. During July and …

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Coming Soon 2 …Paul McCartney and Pont du Gard Celebration

By aixcentric You might like to mark your diaries with two amazing experiences in early June: Paul McCartney playing Marseille and the flamboyant Groupe F illuminating the ancient Pont du Gard to celebrate its 30 years as a World Heritage site. Paul McCartney will be doing one concert at the …

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