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A busy weekend coming up with –

An ultra-stylish décor exhibition

Open gardens across the south of France

and a Festival for Aix’s talented children.


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The latest in the series of Les Dimanches de la Canebiere’ takes place  on Sunday.  These events have been created to bring people back to the town centre and seem to be getting more and more popular. Lots of activities for the family too – dance, music, games, market – here’s the programme: 2019.04.17_depliant_d2k-complet

We normally park at the MuCEM parking which is really easy on a Sunday.

Remember too that the new Jean Dubuffet expo has started at MuCEM : https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/dubuffet-in-marseille/

and the navettes maritimes (water buses) are running: https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/vieux-port-navettes-maritimes-to-start-again-this-weekend/


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It’s the site of Aix’s daily fruit and vegetable market, launched around 660 years ago. 

Place Richelme is pure Provence with heaps of seasonal produce, garden flowers, honeys, bread and pots of preserves; and all surrounded by cafes whose terraces spill out into the square.  But not any more. (more…)

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Go off the beaten track in Marseille

…..from the UK Daily Mail, for budget travellers


….and a downloadable guide to interesting outings


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What a treat…six restaurants at the beautiful village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence are offering special menus for Easter Sunday and Monday. (more…)

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O’Tacos Anyone?

The Guardian this week is reporting on the French chain O’Tacos currently expanding here faster than Macdonalds (which is itself in growth mode). It was started by three former school-friends from a working-class part of Grenoble to cater for a young crowd who wanted nutritious and affordable fast-food. (more…)

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