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Back in June 2014, the Galerie d’Art du Conseil General des Bouches-du-Rhone in the cours Mirabeau closed – read about it here: https://aixcentric.com/2014/06/22/aix-gallery-closing/

It was put up for sale for 6.4m euros but (more…)

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Our département, the Bouches-du-Rhone, has designated 2019, March-Dec, as the year of gastronomy with 1000 events promised.

The entrée is this coming weekend (21-24 March) with ‘Tout le Monde a Table’ during which participating local restaurants offer a % discount, a free apéro, free child’s meal per adult, and so on.  All designed to get people out eating more.

Here’s a starting point: https://www.mpg2019.com/

You will find a map of participating restaurants, future events and social media links.  You can also sign up for their newsletter. 

Bon Ap’!

 

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Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewellyn, will be visiting Marseille next week and, amongst other engagements, will be briefing local British nationals (more…)

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Good news for cyclists – work has started on a dedicated cycle-way, a ‘piste cyclable’, along by the sea. (more…)

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Ski-stations within reach of Aix will still be open for another month or so, and this is a lovely time to take advantage of a day or weekend in the mountains, with the blue skies and hot sun almost guaranteed.  Not being a skier, or in the slightest bit sportive, I was slightly apprehensive when, last April, we travelled up to Les Orres, my family to ski, and me to……..well what exactly? I actually took a book but it turned out to be a great day out, with only one drawback (see below). (more…)

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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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Plans are afoot to create a cycle and walkway to link the town centre Parc Jourdan to Bibémus (more…)

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