Do you have a business or activity you would like to promote? Or do you need local support for your venture?
If so, the MAABN (Mediterranean Anglo American Business Network) can help; and this month, they are holding a session in Aix.
On Tuesday 11th March, they will be meeting at the Atelier Cuisine de Mathilde at 58 rue des Cordeliers. If you’re a Brit you go to the first floor; Americans should keep going up to the second.
‘The Aix Networking Tuesdays provide an opportunity to meet MAABN members from the surrounding area who sometimes cannot make it to the Marseille events. So come and join us on March 11 and network with some new faces!’ they say.
Timing: 18:30-21:00. Free to members; 15 euros on the door for non-members. http://www.maabn.fr/category/maabn-events/
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Statue of Liberty in St Cyr
I read a tweet last week about a new Statue of Liberty which had been unveiled in Nice and this reminded me that there is one much closer to home. And although ours is nothing like as large as the original in NYC, it is covered with gold-leaf which makes it shine in the Provencal sun. Continue Reading »
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Excitement is in store for cycling fans tomorrow – Sunday 9th March – when Tour de France winner Chris Froome takes to the saddle in the 66th ‘Ronde du Pays d’Aix’. Continue Reading »
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And very different they are!
First off, the new La Chambre aux Confitures in rue d’Italie.
It’s more than a shop - more like a glossy work of art with its walls lined with pretty jars of bright jams, honeys, chutneys and sweet sauces. It’s presided over by a glamorous lady armed with coloured perspex spoons for tasting. They offer seasonal produce from rhubarb and green tomato for instance in the spring, through a summertime abricot et lavande with figue et cassis for autumn, up to clementine jams for the winter. Pots are 6-9 euros and beautifully packaged – ideal for hostess-presents. They have 2 shops in Paris, 1 in Lille and now this branch at 16 rue d’Italie. www.lachambreauxconfitures.com.
Now from the sublime to …. Continue Reading »
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This photo shows Volubilis in Morocco which is the subject of the next exhibition at MUCEM. They will be exhibiting bronzes which were excavated at the ancient city, but apparently not produced there. Rather, they came from workshops all over the Med during the Roman period 200BC-200AD. I can’t give much more detail as the press kit isn’t online yet but this link will at least give info on MUCEM. Starts 12th March: http://www.mucem.org/en/node/2244
Meanwhile at the Villa Mediterranée, Continue Reading »
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Someone asked me only the other day about ferries, about which I know very little, then this announcement dropped into my mail-box.
‘There is to be a new no-frills service from Portsmouth to Le Havre
and Santander. Branded as Brittany Ferries économie, this ship Continue Reading »
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According to La Provence, these wretched creatures are now amongst us again, two months early.
And they were bugging us until November last year.
Apparently it’s been the third warmest winter since 1900 with very few frosts and of course there have been lots of wet areas for them to breed in. Time to invest in screens and nets in Provence!
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