Chez Jo Aix-en-Provence restaurant @Aixcentric
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Aix – Warm Ambiance at Chez Jo

By aixcentric Just a quick call- out for Chez Jo, an institution in Aix. We popped in there for lunch last week on a bright sunny day but the mistral was blowing its chilly passage through the streets of centre ville. Not a day for lunching on the terrace. Inside …

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War history in #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
AixcentricProvencal History & Traditions

Honouring Provence Locals Who Helped Save Jews

By aixcentric In this week of commemoration, remembering those who perished at Auschwitz, it is fitting to honour those people, living and working in Aix, who helped save Jewish families, at great personal risk. They are designated ‘Juste parmi les Nations’. There are 25,000 worldwide, 3,700 in France and more …

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Weddings #Photos #Provence #Weddings @LoveasART
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Abbie Spencer Professional Photographer

Abbie Spencer would tell you that in her family photographs were treasures, and maybe that is why she has ended up in the industry. She would also say that travel and meeting people are her inspiration and crystallizing those moments in images is her mission. She describes the weather in …

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Rue Joseph Cabassol Book In Bar Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

Support for Book In Bar!

By aixcentric If like me you enjoy browsing in Book In Bar and appreciate their wide and thoughtful choice of books in English, spare a thought for them at the moment. Rue Joseph Cabassol is being re-paved plus there are major works ongoing to transform the Hotel Caumont opposite into …

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Telerama Film Festival #AixenProvence
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Telerama Film Festival Begins

By aixcentric It’s our annual opportunity to see films we have missed during the past year – Télérama magazine picks out the 14 they think were the best during 2014. Each will be shown once, either at the Renoir or Mazarin, from 21-27th January. If you clip the coupon out …

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Alan Ayckbourn Play
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Alan Ayckbourn Play in Aix

By aixcentric Alan Ayckbourn is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights with over 70 plays to his name. And this weekend there is an opportunity to see one of them, direct from the National Theatre London, here in Aix. A Small Family Business tells the story of Jack McCracken, …

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Columbus Café #AixenProvence @aixcentric
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Bagels, Muffins plus a Surprise at Columbus Café, Aix

By aixcentric In search of a lunchtime snack today, I happened across Columbus Café which I hadn’t seen before. It has a good array of fresh salads, filled baguettes, and toasted paninis and bagels, plus muffins which they say are made on the premises. It was a perfectly good lunch …

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Je Suis Charlie
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Je Suis Charlie – March Tomorrow in Aix

By aixcentric The Hotel de Ville will be the starting place for a march remembering those who lost their lives in Paris this week; it will take place tomorrow, Sunday 11th, at 15:00. Please be aware that I have been told this verbally today by the staff; I have nothing in …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Womens Travel Network Promenade en Provence

Author Patricia Sands has distinct memories of Provence from her days as a backpacker in 1967. She told me that she and a friend were travelling around on Eurail passes and meeting new friends as they camped and hiked the sentiers of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Those joyful images …

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

Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 1

Jill Steenhuis is an American artist who has lived just outside of Aix-en-Provence for 30 years. Jill paints en plein air (outside) the way Cezanne did much of his work. Inspired by this master painter and one of very few artists with access to Château Noir Jill agreed to share …

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