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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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Our département, the Bouches-du-Rhone, has designated 2019, March-Dec, as the year of gastronomy with 1000 events promised.

The entrée is this coming weekend (21-24 March) with ‘Tout le Monde a Table’ during which participating local restaurants offer a % discount, a free apéro, free child’s meal per adult, and so on.  All designed to get people out eating more.

Here’s a starting point: https://www.mpg2019.com/

You will find a map of participating restaurants, future events and social media links.  You can also sign up for their newsletter. 

Bon Ap’!

 

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Only just stumbled across this information: in light of the increasing amount of anti-Semitic behaviour, the authorities at the Camp des Milles have declared free entry this weekend.

So it is open all day tomorrow (Sunday) 10-19:00.

http://www.campdesmilles.org/presse.html

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PACA Packed off?

Travelling through Marseille Airport last week, my eye was caught by a revolving poster telling us firmly that we are no longer in PACA but in the new destination Région Sud.

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Aix on TV

 

A documentary about Aix, ‘La Florence Provencale’, will be shown on France 3, Sunday 3rd Feb, 12:55.  Looks interesting:

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/emissions/chroniques-mediterraneennes/voir-aix-provence-florence-provencale-1615511.html

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Palm trees at Saint-Cyr

Oh dear.  Those wonderful palm trees that for most of us are the essence of Riviera chic are under threat.  It comes from what The Times has called a ‘ruthless invader’.  It’s the 42mm long red palm weevil which arrived in France in 2006 on some palms which came in from Egypt. (more…)

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