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This weekend, 14th and 15th October, the Musée Provençal des Transports Gare de la Barque at Fuveau is holding their 12th Steam Engine festival.

There will be vintage cars, old engines, rides, and the opportunity to travel on the Petit Train de Sainte Victoire (clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iuwGbjT4Ho)

Price:  5€ individual/10€ for a family ticket for 2 adults + 2 children/ free for the under 5s. 

Details : 06 10 39 24 22 – http://www.cppva.com/ 

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This is a must for your diary if you are in the Aix area on Friday 16th June….Les Grooms are appearing in Trets.  If you have seen them in Aix in past years, you will know how good this band is – and how amusing. (more…)

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June is upon us and with it, so much to do. This post will just cover the upcoming weekend….with a listing for the rest of the month to follow. (more…)

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This is a young festival, both in its age – it’s just three years old, and in its appeal.  It’s a mix of swing and jazz music, Harley rides, dance classes, vintage stalls, food trucks, picnics and family fun, hopefully in the sunshine. (more…)

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That’s the choice this coming weekend (30th April) as there are street celebrations in both towns.  (more…)

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It is such a good idea that local museums are having joint adult-children workshop sessions now.  It’s so frustrating when it’s kids only and I can’t roll up my sleeves and join in the fun.  Chapeau then to the Musée Regards de Provence for organising workshops around their current expo-artist, Quirin Mayer whose work (see above) seems eminently suitable for stimulating children.

After a look round the exhibition, participants can experiment with pastels,

watercolour pencils, gouache and collage to make their interpretations at these sessions:

Wednesday 12 April: Watercolour pencils, theme = Mandalas

Saturday 15 April:  Collage, theme = La promenade

Time: 14:30-16:00

Cost 8 € (7 – 12 yrs) / 12 € (from 13 yrs) which includes exhibition and all materials .

Registration must be  made 24 hours in advance:  info@museeregardsdeprovence.com or tel 04 96 17 40 40

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‘Le Manege Magique’ is at the top of the cours Mirabeau, and that can only mean one thing: the annual bande-dessinée festival is starting. 

It’s the 14th to be held and each year it seems to expand.  This year there are 10 exhibitions running in various galleries around town until 28th May.  The event kicks off this weekend with a conference based at the Cité du Livre – 50 authors will be there presenting their work to the numerous fans who attend every year.  It’s a wide and detailed programme so have a look here:http://www.bd-aix.com/.

Expect to see lots of superheroes on posters around town.


And if you have children to amuse, take them for an unforgettable ride on a prehistoric animal, fire-breathing dragon or antique aircraft…all  part of the Manege Magique.


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