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It’s all kicking off this Friday evening in Marseille with ‘La Nuit Etoilée’.  It’s the latest of the series of events under the umbrella MPG2019, the Year of Gastronomy in Provence.  You can watch 1000 people having a cookery class, see waiters with trays in a race, partake in La Grande Ferme de Provence, and lots more, culminating in the Spectacle Nocturne fireworks from 20:30.  Details here: https://www.mpg2019.com/programme/

Sunday sees the latest in the successful series ‘Les Dimanches de la Canebiere’ where, on the last Sunday of each month, the central avenue is pedestrianised and filled with music, entertainments, street-food-vans – and shops open for business.

It’s all part of an effort by the local Mairie to attract people back to the town centre, where businesses have felt the competition of the big commercial centres, both out of town, but also newly-opened at the docks and at the Velodrome.

If town in very hot over the weekend, you can take the new Colorbus for a tour and hop off at the beaches, or visit a bar on a boat: https://aixcentric.com/2019/05/12/two-new-experiences-in-marseille/

Or take one of the boats from the Vieux Port out to the islands, along to the calanques, or simply down to Les Goudes: https://aixcentric.com/2019/06/23/a-day-trip-to-les-goudes/

Enjoy this very special weekend in Marseille!


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Just imagine this being the view from your lunch table.  That’s the pleasure of being in Les Goudes, a enjoyable boat-ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port.


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…..starting with the wild Sirocco wind that roared through the south of France on Friday.  Here in Aix, it brought down two branches in the little Place Saint-Honoré (up Cours Mirabeau, left before Café le Grillon, just along from Etam…)  Incredibly, they hit (more…)

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Local museums with interesting locations can really benefit from their space, now that the warm weather is here and the days are long. (more…)

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This weekend, all across the region, vineyards are welcoming visitors with their picnics, to sample their wines.  They provide tables and chairs, animations and/or guided tours. Reservations needed. https://www.vigneron-independant.com/

Enjoy the holiday weekend!


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There’s a new installation nearing completion on the Digue du Large – that’s the long breakwater/jetty which stretches out from MuCEM across the docks area at La Joliette. (more…)

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