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Aix – Women’s Networking

There’s an event being held next week in Aix to bring together women from across the area who want to promote their activities, whether they have a business or a club or a blog. (more…)

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Two Aix Restaurants Close

Such a shame to report on closures.


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Pizzeria La Bonne Mere – one of the star chef’s favourites!

Today’s Guardian has a stimulating interview with local Michelin 3-star chef, Gerard Passedat, (Le Petit Nice, MuCEM, Chateau Lacoste….), asking him for his top ten tips for visitors to the city.

So where does he like to hang out in Marseille?  (more…)

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Aix Brexit Briefing for Brits

The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Aix-en-Provence on 15 November for British nationals in the area to update them on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens’ rights and to answer questions. (more…)

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Buildings Collapse in Marseille

(c) AFP

What terrible news to hear of the collapse of two tenement buildings in the heart of the atmospheric Noailles market, teeming with life and colour.

The BBC website has a very informative illustrated round-up on this, which may be of  interest?  It includes maps, photos, interviews with various politicians and questions the current spending on new buildings and tourist attractions.

Info here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46138161

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…. first, Happy Today which is 8 11 18, unusual in that it reads forwards, backwards and UPSIDE DOWN as well.  How cool is that?

And talking of cool, we can be heading north to Scandinavia from the end of June, (more…)

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Marseille Airport is currently on the list of places targeted.

© Claude Almodovar

Activists dubbed ‘gilets jaunes’ will be turning out to block roads and autoroutes across France on 17th November to protest about rising fuel prices.

This website has a map of the places which will be affected – there are also links for relevant Facebook groups.  https://www.blocage17novembre.com/

On the list locally: (more…)

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