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Two unmissable carol concerts at the Cathedral in Aix, one international and one very Swedish!

………..Plus Bach in Venelles. 

The annual International Carol Concert will be held on Sunday 1st IMG_2036December.  It’s hugely popular so get there well before the 16:00 start if you want a seat.  Carols, candles and happiness guaranteed!

It’s the turn of the Swedish community on 13th December.  They will celebrate the feast of Santa Lucia and the coming of the light with a beautiful service, again at the Cathedral, this time at 18:00. All lights are extinguished as the young singers enter the ancient cathedral, their candles providing the only illumination amongst the deep shadows – a magical moment.

Or there’s a classical concert, the Cantate de l’Avent’ by JS Bach at the Eglise Saint-Hippolyte in Venelles, 1st Dec 17:00Communiqué de presse – Célébrer l’Avent avec JS Bach 2019.12.01

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It’s a sign of the times that people are reclaiming the streets from the remorseless  increase in traffic and it’s no different in Marseille’s main thoroughfare La Canebiere which is going from this:


to this:


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Both PARADES in the cours Mirabeau, which opens the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Parade Pique-Nique, part of MPG2019, are all booked out, (June 30th), but it’s always nice to wander in town around these events.

It’s very much the beginning of a packed summer of events in town, and also throughout the region, so what you need is a copy of ‘Le Guide de l’Eté’ published by La Provence. (more…)

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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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It’s a busy day in prospect with:

Formula One cars and films in Aix

Cheese and Honey in Fuveau

and a Bal Patriotique in Marseille.


Let’s start in Aix with the free Formula One roadshow.


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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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The new show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux de Provence, Van Gogh La Nuit Etoilée, starts today, and it looks wonderful. (more…)

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