Jack O'Connell Film 71
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Starting Tomorrow: 71

By aixcentric Amongst the new films starting in Aix tomorrow (Wed 5th Nov) is ’71’. This tells the story of a young soldier played by Jack O’Connell, caught up in the sectarian violence of Belfast. The film has just won the highest number of nominations in this year’s British independent …

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School and the Converse Shoes

Our first day at the little CIPEC International School located just ten minutes outside Aix on a peaceful road surrounded by beautiful sunflowers. The house we are renting is four minutes away and I’m in heaven as it’s so much quicker than my school run back home. When we first …

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Making the Most of Monaco

By aixcentric With not one but two Grimaldi babies due at the end of the year, it’ll be all eyes on the Palais Princier de Monaco. Although we have visited Monaco at various times, I hadn’t realised that in fact you can go for a tour inside the palace. Speed …

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Yves Blanc Pool
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Back in the Swim of Things

By aixcentric …at last. The Yves Blanc Pool in Aix reopens on 15th September after being closed all summer for urgent repairs. That’s the good news. I read that it is going to be completely refurbished and the authorities will take the opportunity to introduce mixed changing facilities in line …

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Renaissance Hotel Aix-en-Provence
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Streetcar on Sunday not to be missed

By aixcentric This Sunday sees a second play in the series which brings London performances to Aix: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ will be transmitted at the Renaissance Hotel in Aix: 2:30, Sunday Oct 19th. West End play and tea on Sunday in the luxurious Hotel Rennaissance. This has to be …

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Marseille Euro Capital of Sport 2017

By aixcentric Marseille has won its bid to become the European Capital of Sport 2017. It was announced yesterday that it had beaten its rival Sofia to become host to an extensive programme of sporting fixtures, building on its experience of being Capital of Culture. The newly renovated Velodrome of …

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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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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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Cycling in Marseille – Like Never Before

By aixcentric Have you ever cycled in a boat? Through a shopping centre, hospital or station? Thought not. Your chance comes on Sunday 5th October with the 5th annual Vélotour which sounds like the best fun. It’s open Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric     

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Exploring Local Vineyards: Useful Press Kit and a One-day Rally

By aixcentric Saturday 20th September is the deadline for enrolling for the Sainte-Victoire Wine Rally which is great fun. But just before I post details of that, here is something interesting that I have just found which should appeal to wine-lovers in Aix. It’s a 17 page press kit, in …

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