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Design Delights

…will be on show this coming weekend in Aix at the chic Maison Dauphine in the Quartier Mazarin.  This 18th century townhouse contains both a gallery on the ground-floor and elegant apartments upstairs.  Friends have stayed here and liked it very much. (more…)

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Fire broke out early this morning (30 Nov) at the historic café in Aix, Les Deux Garcons.

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Archaeologists excavating the Palace of the Counts of Provence in 2018

It was such a positive move when 3 high-resistance windows/vitres were installed in the newly paved Place de Verdun.  They were designed to let locals and tourists alike see the remains of the old Roman road into Aix, and the basements of the 12th-century palace itself, uncovered during excavations in 2018.

These vitres weren’t planned from the start but added to the project as the result of so much local interest and the desire to allow future generations see what had been uncovered.

The incremental cost was 800,000 euros which covered rain-water drainage, lighting, humidity-control and of course the special glass.

So why have they had to be replaced?

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Aix Vide Grenier

It’s time for the town to have its annual clear-out.  The Aix vide-grenier takes place on Sunday 13th October, from 08:30, all down the cours Sextius.

Such fun if you like rooting around for bargains!

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If you want to take the plunge with French, or join a small discussion group to improve your level, local teaching duo Chantal and Fabienne, of Destination Francais, have an autumn offer.

  • Learn French with a one-hour practical session – in a café, or walking through town, or visiting the market – as an individual or group.  One session free when 10 are booked, before the end of October.
  • Join a discussion group – varied topics to be covered – at B2/C1 level.   These will run Mon-Fri, 9-16:00, providing 2 or more are booked for each session.  25 euros. One session free when 10 are booked, before the end of October.

For more info or to book, here is the website: http://www.destinationfrancais.com/

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