American Icons #MuseeGranet #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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American Icons on show in Aix

By aixcentric This summer’s big show at the Musee Granet comes to Aix straight from the Grand Palais in Paris. ‘American Icons’ will feature Andy Warhol, Alexandre Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly amongst 60 emblematic works from the SFMOMA and the Fisher collection (one of the …

Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocal Food Producers in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsTaste: Food & Drink

Local’s Tips from a Truffle Hunter for Perfectly Provence

11-years ago, Lisa and Johann Pepin switched corporate jobs for a rural lifestyle and became expats (Lisa). This Franco-American couple live in Provence at Les Pastras a property that Johann’s grandfather bought in the 1970s. You can read their full story and more details on Les Pastras truffle hunting and …

Coteaux-daix-en-provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabay
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Rosé Wines from Coteaux-de-Aix

Elizabeth Gabay recently attended the official 2014 vintage tasting of the wines of Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. This appellation maybe small at 4000ha, but there are 67 domaines and 12 cooperatives.  To learn more about the region and Elizabeth’s thoughts on the 2014 vintage wines from the 34 producers at the event …

Frankenstein by Danny Boyle #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Cumberbatch’s Frankenstein for Aix

By aixcentric National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein will be shown in Aix on Sunday 12th April. It’s the fourth in the series of special screenings organised by local American Karen Wildau who had to battle to find a venue for her venture. The programme is going well, she …

Pavillon Vendome #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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The Night 8 Cézannes were Stolen in Aix

By aixcentric It was back in August 1961, a long-forgotten incident, and thanks to local historian Alain Paire for sending details of this fascinating story. The thieves climbed the garden walls then up the decorative ironwork of the façade to reach the first floor paintings. The town authorities were trying …

Easter Chic Aix En Provence @DreamyProvence
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Easter Chic in Aix en Provence

Jill Cowdry shares jelly bean hues and candy-coloured images of Aix-en-Provence in time for Easter. If you want to see the whole group of photos follow this link to Easter Chic in Aix en Provence – a petite Easter card.

Aix Carnaval d'Aix
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Coming Soon 1 …. Aix Carnaval

By aixcentric Did you see last year’s Aix Carnaval? It was an unforgettable experience as giant inflatable sea creatures floated down the Cours Mirabeau to the delight of the 20,000 onlookers. The town authorities have hired ‘Plasticiens Volants’ for this year’s carnaval too and the new theme will be ‘Le …

Petit Trains Aix-en-Provence
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The Return of the ‘Petit Trains’ of Provence

By aixcentric The local petit-trains which have mostly been laid-up over the winter are coming back to our streets – good news for visitors with little ones or for elderly people or for those who want a whistle-stop tour with commentary. They really are a great idea. Here’s a Explore …

Place des Precheurs Aix Centre-Ville @Aixcentric
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Aix Centre-Ville: More Regeneration

By aixcentric Now that the area around the Rotonde is sorted – and it does look lots better – the authorities have turned their attention to another large area ripe for regeneration: the places des Precheurs, Verdun and Madeleine as well as rue Thiers. There will be no more parking …

Jill Steenhuis at easel #Artist #Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …