49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Coming Up in July

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ is the theme for the 49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition. ‘This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. Photography is often the best-placed medium for registering all the shocks that remind us the …

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Arles Saturday Market
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

A Visit to the Arles Saturday Market in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This market is so big you need a little map! Forgive my silly map-drawing skills… Arles Market on Saturdays The Arles Saturday market is one of the largest in Provence. Each of the 450 vendors have an average of 5-metre large stands. If you arrive …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Discovering the Roman Barge and Other Treasures of Arles

The Roman History of Arles What’s 2,000 years old, 100 feet long and used to float? If you guessed a Roman barge, you win!  And you can see one now in the Arles Museum of Antiquity. Arles was once an important Roman town, a trading center with a major port. …

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Annie Liebovitz Parc des Ateliers
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Annie Liebovitz in Arles at Parc des Ateliers

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Aixcentric is a bit in ‘catch-up mode’ having spent the summer in cooler climes. But on my return, I was very keen to see the work of Annie Liebovitz in Arles (on until September 24th). Firstly to see the exhibition of the early work of …

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Book Van Gogh's Ear True Story
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Book Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Recently, I met up with local author Bernadette Murphy whose book ‘Van Gogh’s Ear – The True Story’ has been such a success. It was chosen by BBC Radio 4 as their book of the week and was also the subject of a BBC2 TV documentary. …

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UNESCO France
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe Thomas

20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France to visit

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites has become something of a trend in our family over the past few years. It’s something I’ve always done, albeit sometimes without realising, particularly when much younger, but now it’s something we actively seek out when travelling. These sites have …

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Musee Reattu Arles photography exhibitions
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

International Photography Exhibitions in Provence Head over to Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There are quite a few photography exhibitions  on in Provence right now….let’s head west first to the ones in Arles. The Musée Reattu, which is building a formidable collection of photography is currently exhibiting ‘Anatomie du Paysage‘, 130 natural or urban landscapes from some well-known …

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May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

May 1st in Provence: Arlésiennes et Gardians

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Le Fête des Gardians is the annual festival in Arles celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the gardians (basically the French version of cowboys that rear bulls for delicious daube provençal). There’s an enormous parade, blessings of the animals, a queen is elected and …

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Philippe at Fondation Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CulturePhilippe Goninet

2017 Van Gogh exhibition in Arles at the Fondation

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: I know spring on its way for the buds on my rose trees and the invitations to Museum opening. That was the case on last Friday when I got the chance to discover 2 new exhibitions on the same day. …Continue reading here for …

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