Hotel de Ville Aix-en-Provence #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Hotel de Ville at the Heart of Old and New Aix en Provence

Aix’s Hotel de Ville The Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and the busy square directly in front date from 1741 a time when Aix en Provence was the capital of Provence. The building was constructed for meetings between consuls and the Town Council. Today, the building remains the place where …

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Inspire: Art & CultureMy Dreamy ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Aix and a French Woman’s Secret

Aix en Provence , city commune in Southern France,  30kms North of Marseilles. Famous visitors and residents include Paul Cezanne and Ernest Hemingway. Originally the capital of Provence it is often referred to as the city of 1,000 fountains and it has a beautiful medieval quarter partially surrounded by an …

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Les Deux Garcons café on the Cours Mirabeau at Aix-en Provence #AixenProvence #PaulShawcross
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsPaul Shawcross

A Quick Guide to the Aix-en-Provence Essentials

Founded in AD 122 by the Romans and known as Aquas Sextias, Aix-en-Provence, the old capital of Provence and seat of the Aix Parliament , is a charming and graceful city with 17 and 18C buildings, squares and magnificent avenues.

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Expat Living and Real EstateMy Dreamy Provence

School and the Converse Shoes

Our first day at the little CIPEC International School located just ten minutes outside Aix on a peaceful road surrounded by beautiful sunflowers. The house we are renting is four minutes away and I’m in heaven as it’s so much quicker than my school run back home. When we first …

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Nottingham Abbey Aix Bookworms
AixcentricInspire: Art & Culture

Calling All Aix Bookworms

By aixcentric …or rats de bibliotheque as the French say. Two events to mark on your calendars, both at Book In Bar. Jane Austen’s ‘Northanger Abbey’ is the subject of the English Book Club this month and there is still time to read it! Catherine Morland, the heroine, is invited …

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Yves Blanc Pool
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Back in the Swim of Things

By aixcentric …at last. The Yves Blanc Pool in Aix reopens on 15th September after being closed all summer for urgent repairs. That’s the good news. I read that it is going to be completely refurbished and the authorities will take the opportunity to introduce mixed changing facilities in line …

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Thermes Sextius Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Discover the Artists and Artistic Side of Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence was founded in 122 BC by the Romans and called Aquas Sextius. The remains of the Roman baths can still be seen today at the entry to the Thermes Sextius, which offers a range of decadent spa treatments.

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Renaissance Hotel Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Streetcar on Sunday not to be missed

By aixcentric This Sunday sees a second play in the series which brings London performances to Aix: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ will be transmitted at the Renaissance Hotel in Aix: 2:30, Sunday Oct 19th. West End play and tea on Sunday in the luxurious Hotel Rennaissance. This has to be …

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La Rotunde Aix-en-Provence City of Water
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Visit Aix-en-Provence the Provencal City of Water Fountains

Aix en Provence is often referred to as the city of water. The Romans settled here in part due to ready access to natural springs. As the town began to take shape during the Middle Ages, there were hundreds of fountains created for domestic use. Today there are only about …

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AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

California Bliss… in Aix

By aixcentric When a message popped into the Aixcentric mail-box saying that a new boutique of frozen yoghurts had opened in town and that, on opening the door, ‘you will be instantly transported to the beaches of California’, of course I had to investigate. And frozen yoghurt not being a …

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