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There seems to have been a deluge of work by Picasso recently, in Marseille, in Aix, in Les Baux, in Cannes….but the small exhibition at Aix’s Pavillon Vendome, ‘Villers Picasso – Coup de Soleil’ really is worth investigating. (more…)

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Thursday 28th:  the Patrouille de France aerobatic team is supposed to be doing a display above Aix tomorrow morning – no time given, so keep a look out….

Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 1st: Aix Beach Volley in Les Allees Provencales.

Saturday 30thTown Vide Grenier at Trets

Sunday 1st-4th July: Fete du Cinema.  This is an event that takes place across France.  Entry is 4€ per film.

Sunday 1st July: Festival de la Gastronomie en Provence. Now in its 26th year, this is a meeting between renowned chefs, patissiers, wine-makers and local producers……and hungry diners who can sample the fare from the stalls and pop-up restaurants.  All the details are below….

What a range of activities for the coming weekend in and around Aix!

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It all started on Friday June 15th, when an official inspection revealed that the fish sellers on the quay of the Vieux Port hadn’t advertised their wares in Latin.

What?  I watched the TV news in astonishment. (more…)

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If you are one of the many many locals who enjoy eating at Mana Espresso and admire the enterprising young Brits who started it, then this is for you! (more…)

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On Saturday, as in many towns locally, the Fete de Saint-Jean will be celebrated in Aix. Very much a Provencal custom, it will culminate in a bonfire into which participants can place little pieces of wood containing a wish.

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Tomorrow it’s the summer solstice and of course the Fete de la Musique which takes place across France.  (more…)

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If you would like a preview of MuCEM’s summer show, ‘Ai Weiwei Fan-Tan’, head off down there on Tuesday 19th June when there is free entry 16-23:00hrs.

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