Francois Hollande will be in Marseille on Saturday 12th to officially open the MP2013 Year of Culture.
Along with Aurelie Filippetti, the Minister for Culture, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, he will be at MUCEM (the new museum for the Mediterranean region) to lay the final stone. The ceremony will take place at 15:00hrs.
What a pity the museum won’t be open until June!
Anyway you can get a sneak preview on Sunday 13th: they are having a Portes Ouvertes when the architect Rudy Riccotti will be present. It looks to be a really interesting and impressive building. Details on the MP2013 website (remember I’ve put a tab at the top of the blog where I’m sticking all the useful MP2013 links).
BTW, M Barroso will be in Aix that morning for the inauguration of the ‘L’árt à l’Endroit’ trail of installations.
Today’s Guardian has a really useful guide to shopping there – the journalist has uncovered some funky little shops, thanks to her guide. She had booked a trip with a ‘greeter’, one of a group of locals who take people sightseeing free of charge, just happy to pass on their love for their city.
Details are on www.marseilleprovencegreeters.com and the link to the article is below.