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A Joyful Re-opening

 

Great cover there Télérama!  And welcome back to all who are finally opening doors tomorrow.  I know there have been big sighs of relief at Aix’s cinemas.  Here’s their programme:

https://www.lescinemasaixois.com/

 

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Out of three major Aix events planned for May-June, just one is going ahead.

Here they are:

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Just found out that the annual wine festival is ON tomorrow in the Bouches-du-Rhone.

Lots of vineyards around Aix have tastings and special activities.  Good open-air activity if the weather holds.

Programme here:Dépliant-comité-13-2021

It’s not on their website so worth forwarding on to friends to enjoy the activities tomorrow?

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If you are in Paris right now, you may have caught the unexpected sight of some of the 240 4m x 3m ads pasted in metro stations advertising the delights of Aix-en-Provence. There are two visuals, with the same strapline: La Provence a Un Prenomet Mon Prenom C’est Aix and here they are: (more…)

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Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ at Formula One World Championship, Rd8, French Grand Prix, Race, Paul Ricard, France, Sunday 24 June 2018.

The date is fixed for 27th June for the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet. 

It returned to the remodelled circuit in 2018 but the event was marred by poor traffic control for the many spectators who flocked to the track.  This meant that numbers were down in 2019, and we all know what happened to 2020.

This year, the organisers are expecting 15,000 to attend.  According to La Provence, the government is authorising events up to 5000 outdoors, and so they are forming 3 separate bubbles of 5000, based on 3 grandstands at the 150 hectare site. There is no general admission access.

Tickets are still on sale for the Friday and Saturday.

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Eleven years.  That’s how long the Musée Arlaten has been closed for renovation but with the input of a leading architectural agency and the fabulous Arlesien designer Christian Lacroix, it certainly has style – just see the staircase.

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The annual Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition is taking place 4 July – 26 September, with some modifications: 10 sq m of space will be allocated to each potential visitor.  So they will be reviewing all their venues.  Fortunately they have the new arts complex, LUMA, to spread into, and will also be using gardens for exhibiting.  Actually part of the fun of visiting this sprawling summer show is exploring the venues, so this promises to be a positive and creative solution.

The Festival d’Aix (more…)

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Next year, a 19.2m euro, 3-year renovation will begin at the Cité du Livre: what is planned and what will happen to those famous books (see photo)? (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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