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Such a great city with so many aspects that are truly unique.  If you want to explore Marseille, and its surrounds, from lots of different view-points, have a look at the kaleidoscope of activities offered by Marseille Autrement.  There are walks, talks, meetings, meals in out-of-the-way restos, conferences….so many opportunities to deepen your knowledge of this fascinating city.  This organisation really does lift the curtain and take you behind the scenes.

Here is the current list to give you an idea of their activities, some free, others with a small fee: https://www.marseille-autrement.fr/sorties

Thanks to Robert W for recommending this to Aixcentric!

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If you are following US politics right now, you may be interested in the following live transmission of the fifth Democratic Party debate, at the IAU in Aix.   Thanks to Karen for this information:


Please join us on Thursday Nov 21st from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

At – IAU (Institute for American Universities)

Main Hall, 2 bis rue de Bon Pasteur

in the center of Aix en Provence

For our first US Democratic Party DEBATE Event!

We propose a live transmission of the highlights of the fifth debate which will be held in the new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

First ever all female team Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker will moderate the debate

You and your friends, family, students, teachers, bosses and employees are all welcome to join us

The event is entirely free of charge 

***Information about voter registration is always available upon request at any of our events ***

For more information pls RSVP

DA France-Marseille


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The 19th Phot’Aix has just begun and should be of interest to anyone interested in photography.  The two main parts are a show called Regards Croisés, a ‘dialogue’ between French and Austrian photographers at the Cité du Livre; and works exhibited at venues all over town.  This is a good overview from the tourist office (in English); https://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/en/fiche/28672/

And here is a pdf from the organisers which includes the all-important map of the venues for the trail around Aix:5fb5e0_6796e4ad91414c3aa6c21137ea2b4289

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All of a sudden it seems that Christmas is upon us and Aix really celebrates Christmas in style.

Here are the main festive markets (more…)

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Cheval Rouge 1936

Leo Marchutz was a German artist inspired by Cézanne.  He first came to Aix in the summer of 1928 and emigrated here permanently in 1931. For the next three and a half decades, he worked and resided at the Chateau Noir, one of Cézanne’s locations and motifs on the road to Le Tholonet.

If you would like to find out more, this is certainly the week to do so.  Events include:

  • * An exhibition of his lithographies of Venice at the Vincent Bercker Gallery, until 30th November
  • * A Musical Portrait at the Conservatory of Music, texts, his life story accompanied by a quintet, free, 11th Nov
  • * Lecture about the catalogue raisonné currently being compiled, IAU, 6:30pm, 12th Nov
  • * Lecture on the linkages with Cézanne with readings by Anthony Marchutz, Mairie, 6pm, 13th Nov

More here: https://www.leomarchutz.org/leo-martchutz-in-aix-en-provence/

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Just announced, the themes for next year in Les Baux will be (more…)

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Tomorrow in Marseille

When La Canebiere, traditionally Marseille’s main commercial artery, faced competition from newer, glossier, retail outlets, the local Mairie decided to fight back.

‘Les Dimanches de la Canebiere’ see the road closed to traffic on the last Sunday of each month, and opened to all manner of activity – street performances, dance, music, bands, children’s games, street food and market-stalls.  Since it started, it’s grown in popularity, and should be even better now that the bottom end of the Canebiere is properly pedestrianised.

Tomorrow, 27th October, the theme is positive ecology and there will be stalls dedicated to recycling and nature; you will also be able to see a model of ‘Pelerin’ a new boat which scoops plastic out of the sea.  Clocks change of course so you have an extra hour to enjoy the event.  More here: https://quefaireenfamille.com/dimanches-de-canebiere/

Tips:  We have always parked without problem under MuCEM, usually quiet on Sundays.  Also if you want to sit down for a snack, there’s Green Bear Coffee, 123 Canebiere;  good menu for vegetarians and nice loos!


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