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If you fancy a trip in the fresh air, the Martigues tourist office have organised a programme of three different boat trips exploring the canals, or the Cote Bleue or the Etang de Berre.  Perfect if you live nearby, but they are booking until 15th May when travel restrictions may be relaxed.

Details: https://www.martigues-tourisme.com/newsletter?action=view&id=193&client=12697&email=aixcentric@yahoo.co.uk

The area is a favourite for TV and film companies: Provence Studios is currently producing several TV shows and 3 new episodes of Camping Paradis are being filmed on a nearby beach.

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It’s unusual for Paris Match to devote a whole page to a recipe, but then this is an unusual story: how news of a dish shot around the world. (more…)

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Easter Sunday Mass was celebrated at ‘La grotte de Sainte-Baume’ at the weekend to formally re-open the cave of Saint Mary Magdalene after its being closed for 10 months’ work. (more…)

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Arles on TV

Caesar’s head was in the Rhone

…tonight.  Just discovered that Le Tresor du Rhone is on France 5 at 20:50.  (more…)

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Free Daily Concert

 

…is all yours from Aix’s Festival de Paques which takes place annually at the Grand Theatre de Provence and other venues in town.  Every evening at 20:30, from Saturday 27th March to 21st April.  An Easter treat!

Programme here: https://festivalpaques.com/en

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Bull Escapes in Arles

High drama in Arles on Tuesday during a photo-shoot at the Roman Arena when three bulls got seriously spooked. (more…)

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Only just realised, after 18 years in Aix, that it’s actually someone’s job to clamber up narrow staircases and reach across the void inside the Tour de l’Horloge to manoeuvre the 4 statues round every 3 months when the season changes. (more…)

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Who has stolen Josette’s eggs?

That’s the Easter challenge for 2-10 year olds who, armed with a map from the tourist office, can follow 3 trails round the shop-windows in centre ville to find the 3 thieves.  Prizes to be won! Until 4th April.

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If like me, you haven’t been out to Chateau Lacoste during the pandemic, here are some of the items that have been added to their artwork trail.  As regulars will know, this beautiful domaine which stretches across 200 hectares is an outstanding place for a walk in the fresh air.  Tickets are 15€ and you are given an explanatory leaflet with a map to take you round the 37 exhibits.

« The marriage of New York and Athens » by Frank Gehry and Tony Berlant 2019
L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui | Château La Coste : The Marriage of New York and Athens. | L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui
« Circle of Riverstones » by Richard Long 2019
Découvrez la nouvelle oeuvre "Circles of... - Château La Coste | Facebook
«  Wish Trees » Yoko Ono 2019 – no photo
« Schism » by Conrad Shawcross 2020
Conrad Shawcross Schism (Château La Coste), [2020] » Conrad Shawcross
« Drawing gallery «  Richard Rogers 2020
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