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Time for the annual summer break.

There’s so much happening in Provence right now with opera and art in Aix, theatre in Avignon, photography in Arles….music in the vineyards, cinema under the stars in the parks.  And then there’s the beach or lakes for a spot of swimming.

The picture above is ‘La Sieste a Saint-Tropez, Kisling avec Renée’ by Moise Kisling.  I know how Renée feels in this heat!

Have a lovely holiday and see you back here at the end of the summer.

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This coming weekend has a veritable feast for Bach lovers.  This elegant poster has all the details!

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Have you visited Ansouis?  It’s a lovely Luberon village with an 11th century chateau and Romanesque chapel.

And on Sunday, one of its vineyards, Chateau Saint-Esteve-de-Néri, owned by the Wilson family is opening its doors for a special event.  Your invitation is here: Saint Esteve ! (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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Photo Cyril Sollier/La Provence

I read with astonishment that Aix’s new quartier La Duranne has two new inhabitants…  (more…)

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The week-long celebration of owls and other nocturnal birds culminates tomorrow evening (Saturday March 11th) with a special event for nature-lovers.

There will be a one-hour presentation from 17:30 at La Maison de la Sainte-Victoire, followed by a ramble outdoors to listen for owls.  Great for kids – should be a hoot!

La Maison de la Sainte-Victoire is at Saint-Antonin, at the foot of the mountain. I was about to say it’s a good place to have a daytime coffee in such lovely surroundings but its website is saying that the café is closed right now.  Investigation needed…..

But in the meantime, enjoy the night with the birds!

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img_0296Here’s the latest on:

  • Terminal changes at Gatwick
  • BA Strikes
  • New flights from Marseille Provence airport

If you are flying to/from Gatwick , there are terminal changes which happened in the last couple of days.  All Easyjet flights will use North Terminal and BA will be at South Terminal. http://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-in/some-airlines-are-moving/

BA cabin crew have announced strikes for Sunday Feb 5 – Feb 7, then from Thursday to Saturday of the same week.  (BA are saying that last time this happened the effect was minimal with customers being booked on earlier or later flights the same day).

New flights from Marseille:

New low-costs flights to Venice from Marseille by Volotea

New low-costs flights to Venice from Marseille by Volotea


Venice, Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun with Easyjet from 12 May, adding to the ones run by Volotea.

Montreal, direct flights with Air Canada Rouge (couldn’t find start date on website).

La Réunion, twice a week with Air Austral, from 12 October, 2017.

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