Let’s hope so!

The long-running saga of this 18th century square is about to be resolved according to information from the mairie.  The ‘travaux’ should begin soon and will last 9 months.

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Aix is in for a major Cezanne celebration in 2025 including an exhibition at the Musée Granet.

This will include a ‘parcours culturel’ between the major artistic sites – the family home at Jas de Bouffan, his studio and his beloved Bibemus quarry where he used to paint. Continue Reading »

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…according to Telerama that is, will be showing in Aix this month, 18-24 Jan.

They choose 14 films, which will be shown one per day at the Renoir and Mazarin.

It’s the 25th Telerama Festival – as usual, you need a coupon from the magazine to profit from the 4€ entry offer.

The list of films is on their website: https://festivals.telerama.fr/festivalcinema

The programme as far as Aix is concerned should be out soon so keep an eye on the Les Cinemas Aixois website..

Just found out that there is another immersive art centre in Europe, this time in Amsterdam. Culturespaces has created the ‘Fabrique des Lumières’ which opened in April  in the former gas plant of Westergasfabriek.

As we know from the Carrieres des Lumieres at Les Baux, it’s a successful formula. For instance since opening in Paris in 2018, the Atelier des Lumières has attracted more than three million visitors to experience digitised works of art created by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, and Salvador Dalí.

The Westergasfabriek was built in 1885 by the Imperial Continental Gas Association, before being converted in 1993 into a cultural space. Located in Westerpark, ten minutes from the historic city centre, the Fabrique des Lumières has a surface area of 2,800m² and their shows will be designed to complement the unique architecture of the site with its seventeen-metre-high walls.

The current show is Klimt (30 mins) + Hundertwasser (15 mins), until 5 Feb 2023.

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As we await the arrival of David Hockney (Musee Granet 28 Jan – 28 May), and enjoy the continuation of Yves Klein (Hotel Caumont until 26 March), there are dates to note at the local museums: Continue Reading »

Calling all tour-organisers

After the Carrières close to the general public, you can take part in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience. You will enjoy: the theatre, a viewing of the current show and a glass of champagne. Continue Reading »

With 2022 now declared the second hottest year in Provence since records began in 1900, more and more effort is going into the capture of that precious solar energy.

The commune of Peyrolles moved fast, even before the current energy crisis: it now has one of Europe’s largest grands parcs photovoltaïques flottant’ in Europe. Continue Reading »

The bitterly cold weather is proving a turn-off for customers of Aix cafés and restaurants where it is now against the law to use outdoor heaters in winter and a.c./clima in the summer. Continue Reading »