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Waffles, Roses and computer games at The Hotel Villa Gallici

They never appreciated a luxury holiday but now my girls (the whirls as I call them – because they are always whirling around) have really started to enjoy a touch of 5 star……..  Ooooh!  they exclaimed as we were shown to our room at the stunning Villa Gallici Hotel in Aix …

Provence Shop Cafe #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Popular Aix Restaurant to Close

By aixcentric There seems to be quite a churn in restaurants in Aix – especially along rue d’Italie, my route into town. But I was very sad to hear about the impending closure of The Provence Shop in rue Victor Leydet. We had lunch there today and it was very …

Christmas Markets in #Provence @MyDreamyProvence
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Join me at a Christmas market in Aix

Provence is a lovely place to spend Christmas. You are certainly not guaranteed a white Christmas, but the beautiful markets and sunny skies make up for it.  Join Jill at the Christmas market in Aix en Provence here.

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Exhibition on Roman Aix

By aixcentric Saturday sees the opening of the new expo at the Musée Granet: Aix Antique will whisk us back to Roman times to give us a taste of what the town must have been like in its heyday. There will be artefacts aplenty as digging out foundations for new …

Aix Cinema
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Coming to the Aix Cinema

By aixcentric …Mr Turner, the new bio-pic from Mike Leigh, tracing the last years of the eponymous artist. It’s a beautifully crafted film with stunning cinematography: the landscapes recreate some of the painter’s famous scenes and the locations are accurately and sensitively portrayed. It got a great critical response at …

Christmas Market in Aix
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Twin Towns Market in Aix

By aixcentric The ‘Marche international des Villes Jumelles’ opens on Wednesday 3rd Dec at 12:00hrs and my advice is to get there for it opening if you want to buy any English goodies from the Bath stall. Last year I had invited my French neighbours in for a typical British …

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Photographer and Writer Paul Shawcross Shares his Provence

France got in the way of Spain. That might be the way Paul Shawcross would describe his first taste of France in 1979. His plan was to drive through France en-route to discovering Spain. He stopped at a campground in Millau, part of the amazing Tarn River Gorge. It was …

Film Set in Marseille
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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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Interesting Art on Show in Aix

By aixcentric On Thursday 20th Nov, there will be an ‘Apero Arty’ to launch an exhibition of the work of Guy Denning. He’s a self-taught British artist who lives in France and, by the look of his website, produces interesting pictures: The Apero Arty is at 19:00hrs at La …

Christmas Aix-en-Provence
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Christmas is Starting in Aix

By aixcentric The chalets for the Christmas market in the Cours Mirabeau and the traditional rides for the little ones are nearly ready! Here are all the dates: The Christmas market opens tomorrow (19th November) and stall-holders will be selling all manner of gifts and festive foods – and that …