Direct Train Marseille-Milan

By aixcentric (Originally posted on December 15th) Today sees the launch of a new direct train service between Marseille and Milan by thello. It takes just over seven hours and the train calls in at all major stations on the Cote D’Azur then Italian centres like Ventimiglia, San Remo, Genoa …

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Eurostar London-Marseille Direct

By aixcentric Booking has opened today for this new service which will be the first time the Eurostar, in its 20+years existence, has gone as far as the Med. It starts 1st May and services will be twice a week, increasing to five times a week during the summer. It …

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Winter in Marseille

By aixcentric If you are in Marseille for the Christmas lights and market, you may like to drop into the new exhibition at the Maison de l’Artisanat which is showing three centuries of seasonal objects from St Petersbourg. Fine china and costumes are arranged in tableaux taking the visitor back …

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Getting Ready for Christmas: Corn and Crackers

By aixcentric Today is the feast day of Saint Barbara – Sainte-Barbe – and in Provence, the day for planting blé d’ésperance ready for the Christmas table. If you are new to Aix, these are the corn-seeds currently being sold from makeshift stalls – and grocery shops – usually for …

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Cinema: Film Set in Marseille – and a Controversial Paddington!

By aixcentric Opening on November 26th, La French is the latest film starring Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin – and it’s set in Marseille. He plays a French police magistrate sent to Marseille to bring to book a powerful drugs ring which, apart from the usual malfaiteurs, includes local police and government …

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Raymond Depardon Expo
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Raymond Depardon Expo at MUCEM

By aixcentric The current MUCEM exhibition of 137 shots by famous French photographer Raymond Depardon is called ‘Un Moment Si Doux’. He has selected suitable photos from his work which began in the fifties but has also taken 23 in Marseille, especially for the event. And if the exhibition inspires …

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More Destinations from Marseille Airport Announced

By aixcentric Istanbul will be one of the destinations to have increased services in the new winter schedule just announced by Marseille-Provence Airport. There will be a daily flight to Geneva and new destinations include Lisbon, Strasbourg, Jijel (Algeria) and Lanzarote. They have also inaugurated a new Explore this Post …

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111 Artists Sell 11 Works Each for 111€ in Marseille

By aixcentric Celebrating 20 years of raising money for charity, La Maison de l’Artisanat are holding their annual art sale.Profits from the sale of 11 paintings by each of 111 artists go to improving the conditions for children with cancer at Marseille’s La Timone hospital. Over the 20 years, Explore …

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Where to Fly From Marseille Airport

By aixcentric Here is a list of 89 flight destinations from Marseille, a useful link. However, now we are moving into November, quite a few of the services are suspended until the spring. For instance London flights continue but we will have to wait til March to fly directly to …

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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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