Queen Yolande
AixcentricBooks on Provence

Meeting Good King René’s Mum

By aixcentric Rubbing shoulders with royalty last evening…but actually to find out more about Queen Yolande, the subject of a book and talk by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. Born in 1380 to the king of Aragon, Yolande was married to the Louis II of the house of Anjou, and …

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Deux Garcons Cours Mirabeau Aix #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Paul ShawcrossRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Les Deux Garçons a Famous Aix-en-Provence Restaurant

This renowned Aix institution is located where else but the Cours Mirabeau with a decor largely unchanged since it was established in 1792 and which could have come straight from an Italian film set!

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Roman Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricProvencal History & Traditions

Spotlight on Roman Aix

By aixcentric Virtually every time there are ‘travaux‘ in Aix, the archaeologists who precede the bulldozers unearth Roman pottery, statues, funeral urns, drainage systems and stretches of road. Over the years there have been small displays, but the next exhibition at the Granet Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Film Gone Girl
AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

The Week Ahead at the Cinema

By aixcentric I’m sure lots of people, having read ‘Gone Girl’, are eagerly waiting for the film. Happily it opens on Wednesday in both VO and VF at the Cézanne. I was curious as to how the screenplay would unfold the story – the book has alternating chapters from the …

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AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

Apero Arty in Aix-en-Provence

By aixcentric Wowsers! What a great painting. I’ve never heard of James Cochran but can’t wait to get myself along to La Galerie Maison Dauphine to see this new expo, ‘Au Coeur de la Rue’. Tucked away in the Quartier Mazarin, this is an innovative gallery which has been bringing …

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