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News on 2017 Theme at Carrieres de Lumieres

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Next year’s theme for the popular son-et-lumiere show at Carrieres de Lumiere at Les Baux de Provence is…‘Bosch, Breughel, Arcimboldo from the fantastic to the wonderful’. ‘This show explores the fantastic and wonderful world painted by the 16th-century artists. The first part of this journey …

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Grasse – Perfume Capital of France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Last week we spent the morning in Grasse, a town I hadn’t visited for years. Of course it’s perfume-central with lots of parfumeries offering free tours and shops with tempting arrays of bottles, sprays, soaps and creams. Plus there’s the Musée International de la Parfumerie …

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Cinq à Sept, Apéro Time

Cinq à sept is a Quebecois term for cocktail hour. The term is not generally used in France, but I find it a delightful turn of phrase, which literally refers to the hours between five and seven pm. A time to unwind after work and enjoy a drink with friends …

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Marseille Art News Dellepiane Exhibition

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Regards de Provence does a great job focusing on local artists who haven’t had much national recognition and their latest show, David Dellepiane arts et modernité, is a case in point. Born in 1866 to a Genoese family, Dellepiane came to Marseille aged …

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Pumpkin, Apple and Raisin Curry – a Warming Recipe

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s suddenly very chilly and autumnal so warming dishes are very welcome, and this especially so as it makes use of some of the colourful pumpkins that are brightening market stalls in Aix. For this, I used a shiny red potiron but any sort of …

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Marseille Latest: Docks and Shopping News

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Wandering through Les Docks Village last week, late morning, I was surprised how quiet it was. It’s been open a year now and is an imaginative conversion of a very characterful industrial building. Built in 1858, as a dockside warehouse, it is 365m long (for …

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Sainte-Victoire Car Rally

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is a massively popular event and I read that places are filling up fast. The Rallye Découverte des Vins de la Saint-Victoire The official closing date for registrations is Friday 16th September but it could be full earlier. The rally, which is the 15th, was started …

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Delightful Gateau aux Marrons

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: For those learning French, Kristi Espinasse’s blog French Word A Day is a must. Our bloggeuse lives with her French husband and teenagers in a vineyard near Bandol and relates incidents from her daily life while introducing useful bits of vocabulary to her myriad followers …

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Exploring the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you do decide to follow Ester Laushway’s advice on eating out in Vaucluse (see post on le Guide Ganité), you may like to make a day of it; so here’s details of a really good website dedicated to the département. Through it, you can subscribe …

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Luma Foundation Changes to Arles’ Skyline

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just having posted an image from the current Van Gogh exhibition in Arles reminded me that there are big changes afoot for the town. Van Gogh’s view of Arles; it’s hardly changed in 125 years. The Luma Foundation is building a cultural complex on the …

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