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The year of gastronomy finally comes to an end.  Marseille’s Vieux Port will be the place to be for the ‘Grand Spectacle de Cloture’  with what sounds like an impressive fireworks display: starting at 22:30, Friday 13th, fireworks will be shooting into the skies from the port, the Digue du Large, Fort Saint-Nicolas and Notre Dame de la Garde.  Recommended spot to watch is the quai du Port (near the Mairie).  Beforehand, there will be music and free tastings in the Canebiere.  If you are planning to go, do look at details of the extensive travel restrictions which include tunnels autoroute, parking and metro closureshttps://www.myprovence.fr/article/mpg2019-un-feu-d-artifice-epoustouflant-le-13-decembre Continue Reading »

The final Book Club meeting of the year at Book in Bar takes place on Thursday 19th Dec at 17:30.  They will be discussing ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Mary Ann Shaffer.  Here’s what the Guardian had to say: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/aug/09/fiction4

Just 12 days to get hold of a copy and read it!

If you haven’t visited the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, now is the time to bundle the kids in the car and take a trip over there as its famous spring is about to attain its highest level for 25 years.  The water, which was very low over the summer, is now pouring over the rocky ledge as it forms the river Sorgue. Continue Reading »

Free Franco-German Christmas concert at L’Eglise Saint Jean de Malte – the poster says it all…

Good news that the Musée Granet have a series of tours in English programmed. Continue Reading »

Design Delights

…will be on show this coming weekend in Aix at the chic Maison Dauphine in the Quartier Mazarin.  This 18th century townhouse contains both a gallery on the ground-floor and elegant apartments upstairs.  Friends have stayed here and liked it very much. Continue Reading »

Sadly the ‘2G’ fire also devastated the tiny Pizza Capri which inhabited a niche on the right-hand side of the building. Continue Reading »